Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2012 - Magnum - Clos Rougeard

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

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2012 - Clos Rougeard (Magnum)

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2012 from Clos Rougeard, made by the famous Foucault brothers, stands out with a bright and intense ruby red hue, a sign of its youth and vitality. Its clarity and brightness are a guarantee of impeccable quality.
  • NOSE: This wine reveals an incredibly expressive aromatic bouquet. Aromas of fresh red fruits, such as strawberry and cherry, intertwine with spicy notes of black pepper and delicate floral nuances of violet. Subtle hints of licorice and undergrowth add to its complexity and charm.
  • MOUTH: The "Les Poyeux" 2012 cuvée offers a velvety texture and an elegant structure during tasting. Fine and impeccably integrated tannins support flavors of crunchy red fruits, such as red currant and raspberry, enhanced by spicy notes of cinnamon and pepper. Lively acidity brings freshness and balance to the whole, leading to a persistent finish.


In short: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2012 from Clos Rougeard, vinified before the sale of the estate in 2017, stands out for its finesse and aromatic complexity. At its peak, this magnum bottle can still be stored for another 5-7 years in your cellar. This wine will elegantly accompany various dishes such as duck breasts with cherries, wild mushroom risottos, aged cheeses, roasted poultry, and desserts 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
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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