Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2004 - Clos Rougeard

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2004 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2004 from the famous Clos Rougeard (back when the Foucault brothers were still running the estate) presents an intense red color, a sign of youth despite its years in the cellar, with captivating ruby ​​highlights.
  • NOSE: This wine unveils a complex and captivating bouquet. Ripe red fruits, especially cherry and raspberry, harmoniously mingle with hints of violet, licorice, and sweet spices, with delicate touches of undergrowth and tobacco.
  • MOUTH: The Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2004 has a bold and powerful attack, with a velvety texture and well-integrated tannic structure. The flavors of red and black fruits blend perfectly with a lively acidity, accompanied by lingering notes of cedar, black pepper, and licorice on the finish.


In short: A great wine from the Loire Valley at its peak. This Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2004 from Clos Rougeard can still peacefully age in your wine cellar for about a decade under optimal conditions. It will pair wonderfully with a wide variety of dishes, from roasted meats to wild mushroom dishes, as well as aged cheeses and simmered poultry 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°
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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