Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2006 - Clos Rougeard

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2006 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2006 from the Clos Rougeard estate presents itself in the glass with a deep and intense red robe, revealing a high concentration of substance. Its lively color is enhanced by garnet reflections, indicating its youthfulness and vitality.
  • NOSE: Upon olfaction, this vintage unveils a pleasantly complex aromatic bouquet. Ripe black fruit aromas dominate, with delicate notes of blackberry and black cherry asserting themselves. Spicy nuances reminiscent of black pepper and cinnamon add an additional aromatic dimension. Subtle hints of undergrowth and wood, indicative of well-mastered barrel aging, complement this bouquet, lending it additional elegance.
  • MOUTH: This wine reveals treasures of richness and finesse. The texture is velvety, with perfectly integrated tannins delicately coating the palate. The flavors of black fruits persist, supported by lively acidity that brings freshness and dynamism to the whole. Notes of licorice and cocoa gradually unfold, adding a gourmet and complex dimension to the wine. The finish is long and flavorful, prolonging the tasting experience.


In short: The Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2006 from Clos Rougeard is a wine that is both elegant and generous, offering a rich and balanced tasting experience. Although already superb, it has an interesting aging potential, able to further develop over the years. It can thus be enjoyed in its fullness for up to a decade under optimal storage conditions. This wine pairs perfectly with a wide variety of dishes, from grilled steak to duck confit, sautéed mushrooms, aged cheeses, and flavorful Mediterranean dishes. A bottle that will please lovers of fine and balanced red wines.

Other appellations from this estate: Saumur-Champigny Le Clos, Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux, Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg, Saumur Brézé...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc
Clos Rougeard - Frères Foucault
10-20 years
Serving T°
Le Bourg
Producer: Clos Rougeard - Frères Foucault
Clos Rougeard - Frères Foucault

The legacy of the Foucault Brothers


The Clos Rougeard is first and foremost the story of two men, who took the helm of the estate in 1969: Jean-Louis Foucault (a.k.a. "Charly") and his brother Bernard (a.k.a. "Nady"). The eighth generation of winemakers to manage the Clos, since its creation in 1664. This 10 hectares vineyard, located near the little village of Chacé (Maine-et-Loire department), produces Saumur and Saumur-Champigny appellations. There, a few old parcels coexist, such as "Les Poyeux", "Le Clos" or "Le Bourg".

Bernard and Jean-Louis were precursors when it comes to organic winemaking. Since the 1970's, they've completely banned the use of pesticides, herbicides and any other kind of chemical product. They also choose to refine their wine for long periods of time, from 18 to 30 months. The two brothers have always wanted to work just like their ancestors used to do, and it has a toll on their yields. Between 20,000 and 40,000 bottles are produced at the Clos Rougeard, depending on the year.

When Charly died in 2015, his son Antoine (the current owner of the Domaine du Collier) worked with his uncle Bernard, since he was supposed to inherit the estate. Although, to everyone's surprise, Nady ultimately decided to sell the Clos Rougeard. Thus, in 2017, Martin Bouygues, the wine-loving businessman (who bought the Château Montrose in 2006) acquired the domaine for 12 millions euros. He then appointed the oenologist Jacques-Antoine Toublanc as the new winemaker in chief of the Clos Rougeard.

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