GROS PLANT DU PAYS NANTAIS

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GROS PLANT DU PAYS NANTAIS

Production Region

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Wines from the Gros Plant appellation can be vinified 'on their lees', a method first developed at the beginning of the 20th century. At this time, local tradition dictated that winemakers keep back a barrel of their finest wine to celebrate family occasions. Called a "barrique de noce" (wedding barrel), the wine waskept without "racking" - i.e. without the removal of sediment, or lees. After fermentation. the wine remained on its lees for 4-5 months. During this time, the yeast cells underwent a process called autolysis, which, winegrowers noticed, gave the wine a full, rounded character. 

Climate

Clima

Temperate oceanic climate

Soil type

Gneiss, micaschists, greenstone (gabbro and amphibolite)

Varietals

La folle blanche

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Dry white

Annual Production*

31 000 hl

or around 4 133 300 bottles

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Producers

310

producteur

Basic Yield

70 hl/ha

rendement

Conservation

9°- 11°

elevage 4 - 5 months

Aged on lees for 4 - 5 month

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Aperatif

Mini-cubes of Cheese

Main Course

Seafood Platter

Shellfish

Degustation
Look

Pale yellow with glimmers of green

Nose

Vegetal and floral aromas initially (particularly white flowers) with a touch of minerality and notes of citrus (grapefruit and lemon); fresh fruit and florals.

Palate

Light and vivacious, elegant, fresh, a light touch of sparkle. Notes of lemon and a saline minerality

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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