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.
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…