Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2002 - Clos Rougeard

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2002 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2002 from Clos Rougeard presents itself in a deep, almost garnet-red robe, with violet reflections on the edges, indicating its youth and concentration.
  • NOSE: This wine exudes a rich and complex bouquet. Intense notes of red and black fruits such as cherry, raspberry, and blackberry mingle with floral nuances of violet, as well as spicy aromas of black pepper and licorice, with a subtle woody touch from its barrel aging.
  • MOUTH: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2002 wows us with its lively and fresh attack, velvety texture, and well-integrated tannic structure. The flavors of red fruits and berries are carried by balanced acidity, while earthy notes, cocoa, and tobacco bring additional depth to the tasting. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a sensation of freshness on the palate.


In short: This Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2002 from the famous Clos Rougeard is a legendary wine at its peak and can be enjoyed now, but it also has additional aging potential of at least 5 to 10 years under optimal conditions. It ideally accompanies a wide variety of dishes, from grilled meats to pasta dishes in sauce, as well as aged cheeses and grilled vegetable dishes.

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°
Les Poyeux
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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