Fay d'Homme Gros Plant - Loire, France
Winemaker Name: Vincent Caillé
Chateau: Le Fay d'Homme
Chateau Bio: Vincent started to work with his father in 1986 with 4 Ha and took over his dad’s parcels when he got retired in 1992. This leads to a 14 Ha domaine owned by both Vincent, his wife Sylvie and his two younger brothers who are participating from further in the continuity of the family story. He continued expanding the domaine by putting his hands on great parcels for sale, up to 38 Ha and then reduced it down to 26 by selling the least interesting ones.
Family History: Vincent is the 5th generation of winemakers.
Wine Name: La Part du Colibri Gros Plant
Year Founded: 1992
Appellation: Loire Valley
Sub-Appellation: Gros-Plant du Pays Nantais
About The Farming
Grape/Blend: Gros Plant aka Folle Blanche
Annual Production for this wine: 11-12K bottles
Average Vine Age: 35 years
Organic / Biodynamic: Certified organic. In Biodynamic certification process.
Please confirm these vines were dry farmed?
Soil Composition: Gabbro
Size of Vineyard For This Wine:
About The Production
SO2 Added (Y/N): Y
Native Yeast (Y/N): Y
Aging Protocol: Underground Concrete Tank Covered with Glass Tiles
Any Animal Products Used: No
Filtering (Y/N): Y
Fining (Y/N): N
Carbonic Fermentation (whole, partial, none): None
Skin contact (white wines only): n/a
Other Additives or Adjustments: No
New Oak Used (%): No
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