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Fay d’Homme: la Part du Colibri Gros Plant

THE WINE

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME:
La Part du Colibri Gros Plant
PRODUCER:
Fay d’Homme
VINTAGE:
2015
APPELLATION:
Gros-Plant du Pays Nantais
GRAPE VARIETIES:
Folle Blanche
FERMENTATION TANKS:
Underground Concrete Tank Covered with Glass Tiles
YEASTS:
Natural
MACERATION:
None
MALOLACTIC:
None
AGED IN:
Underground Concrete Tank Covered with Glass Tiles
AGED FOR:
8 Months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION:
Light Filtration
VEGAN:
Yes
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
11 % vol.
TOTAL PRODUCTION:
11,650 bottles
ALTITUDE:
50-100 m
SOIL:
Gabbro
YEAR PLANTED:
1978
DENSITY:
7,000 vines/hectare
YIELD:
49 Hectoliters per Hectare

QUICK FACTS

Gros Plant is also known as Folle Blanche (literally ‘crazy white’).

Rigorous producing vine, the Gros Plant of quality needs heavy pruning and low yields.

Until 1884 and the onset of Phylloxera Gros Plant accounted for 2/3 of the vineyards of the Pays Nantais.

THIS WINE’S STORY

The Gros Plant variety was very popuplar in the 70’s, then became a victim of its success when producers started to make “diluted” wines, increasing the yield. As few people know, the varietal is the Folle Blanche…

INT’L ARTICLE NUMBER

EAN: 3760195193105

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