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La Fruitière Gros Plant du Pays Nantais

Famille Lieubeau

La Fruitière Gros Plant du Pays Nantais Bottle
Appellation
Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
Variety
Folle Blanche
Age of Vines
50
Farming
Certified sustainable (TERRA VITIS)
Soil
Granite, sand
Altitude
40 meters
Fermentation
Gentle pressing, fermentation in tank
Aging
Bottled immediately after primary fermentation to preserve the freshness of the variety

Overview

Folle Blanche, or Gros Plant as it is know in the western edge of the Loire valley, originated in Gascony and traveled its way up the Atlantic coast of France where it was grown primarily for distillation. Naturally high in acidity and with a tendency for high yields it has been declining in recent years but is preserved as its own AOC of Gros Plant de Nantais. Famille Lieubeau makes a particularly tasty version from 50 year old vines grown on granite near the village of Clisson. Think of it as the country cousin to the Bel Abord and the perfect way to start a meal along with some oysters, and maybe some razor clams, and prawns if you’re lucky.

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
  • Proprietor
    Famille Lieubeau
  • Winemaker
    Vincent Lieubeau
  • Size / Elevation
    40 hectares / 40-50 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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