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Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
AOP/AOC by decree dated 16th November 2011
Location The Gros Plant du Pays
Nantais terroir extends across the whole of the Nantais vineyards, from Ancenis to Pornic. There are two major production areas: East of Sèvre et Maine on the one hand, (Loroux-Bottereau and Vallet) and Logne, Boulogne and Herbauges on the other, (Corcoué-sur-Logne and Saint- Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu.)
Vineyard area 610 ha.
Soils Soils are made up mainly of gneiss, mica schist and greenstone (gabbro and amphibolite).
Climate Chiefly temperate oceanic, a mix of sunshine and rain which gives the local wines their distinctive elegance. There are variations in climate between one end of the region and the other, caused by their varying distances from the coast, the Loire or other expanses of water.
Average annual production over the last 5 years 33,500 hl.
Base yield 70 hl/ha.
Grape variety Folle Blanche.
Planting density 7,000 vines per hectare.
Pruning Single guyot pruning.
‘Sur Lie’ production.
Appearance Light in colour with a glimmer of green.
Nose Fruity and floral.
Palate Light, and bright, with an elegant vivacity and fruitiness shining through. Wines aged on lees are rounder and more supple; Lees aging also gives Gros Plant du Pays Nantais a distinctively crisp, vibrant character.
Serve at 9 – 11°.C
Food/wine pairings Gros Plant du Pays Nantais pairs particularly well with shellfish, notably oysters.