Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2005 - Clos Rougeard

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2005 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2005 from Clos Rougeard presents a deep, intense, and brilliant ruby ​​color, with garnet reflections on the edges, a sign of its youth and strong aging potential.
  • NOSE: This wine reveals a complex and captivating bouquet. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits, such as cherry, raspberry, and blackberry, harmoniously intertwine with floral notes of violet, as well as spicier nuances of black pepper and licorice, with a subtle touch of oak from its barrel aging.
  • MOUTH: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2005 impresses immediately with its lively and fresh attack, silky texture, and well-balanced tannic structure. The flavors of red fruits and berries are supported by vibrant acidity, while notes of undergrowth, cocoa, and tobacco bring additional depth to the tasting. The finish is long and elegant, leaving a sensation of freshness and liveliness on the palate.


In short: This Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2005 from Clos Rougeard is a great wine at its peak, which can be enjoyed now but also has additional aging potential of about a decade under good storage conditions. It will beautifully accompany a wide range of dishes, from grilled meats to poultry dishes in sauce, as well as aged cheeses and wild mushroom 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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