The appellation is in the wine-growing region Loire
in a semicircle around the city of Nantes on the Atlantic coast as an enclave in the large area Pays Nantais
, The former VDQS area was classified as AOP in 2012. The name is derived from the main grape variety Gros Plant, a synonym for the variety used here Folle Blanche
, The vine was grown here as early as the 16th century and the wine made from it was particularly popular with the Dutch and was partly used for the distillation
The vineyards cover a total of 2,300 hectares of vines in over 90 municipalities in the three departments of Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire and Vendée. The white wines are made from Folle Blanche (Gros Plant). The designation Gros Plant du Pay Nantais sur lie
may be used if the wines after fermentation at least until March 1st of the year following the harvest lees to store. Well-known producers are Domaine de Beauregard, Château de Briacé, Domaine de la Cognardière, Château de Fromenteau, Château de la Preuille and Clos Saint-Vincent des Rongères.