Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2012 - Magnum - Clos Rougeard

AOC Saumur-Champigny, vintage 2012, Clos Rougeard-Freres Foucault

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2012 - Clos Rougeard (Magnum)

  • EYE: In this magnum of Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2012 from Clos Rougeard, crafted by Charly and Nady Foucault, the intense and brilliant ruby red color announces a wine of character. Its magnum bottle gives it a presence and the potential to improve beautifully over time.
  • NOSE: The wine reveals a rich and complex aromatic bouquet. Aromas of ripe red fruits, such as cherry and raspberry, harmoniously mingle with spicy notes of black pepper and licorice, creating a captivating fragrance. Delicate floral nuances of violet add to its elegance.
  • MOUTH: A refined and balanced tasting experience. Its velvety texture and well-defined structure highlight flavors of juicy red fruits, blackcurrant, and blackberry, enhanced by subtle touches of vanilla and tobacco. Fresh acidity and soft tannins contribute to its length on the palate, leaving a pleasant and lingering sensation.


In short: This magnum of Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2012 from Clos Rougeard, a vintage produced by the famous Foucault brothers, will impress you with its depth and balance. At its peak right now, it can still be cellared for another decade. It will elegantly accompany a variety of dishes such as duck breast, wild mushroom risotto, roasted poultry, or even a dessert with red fruits.

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

Product Details

Data sheet

150 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc
Clos Rougeard - Frères Foucault
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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