Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 1995 - Clos Rougeard

AOC Saumur-Champigny, Le Bourg, vintage 1995, Clos Rougeard-Freres Foucault

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 1995 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: An intense ruby red color with slightly orangish reflections on the edge.
  • NOSE: Complex and developed aromas of preserved black fruits such as black cherry and blackberry, intermingled with nuances of tobacco, leather, and delicate woody touches. Subtle scents of undergrowth and truffle complete this captivating aromatic bouquet.
  • MOUTH: This wine reveals elegance and a well-structured character. The tannins are melted and silky, providing a velvety texture. Flavors of black fruits persist, accompanied by delicate notes of licorice and cinnamon. A pleasant freshness lingers on the palate, perfectly balancing the wine's richness. The finish is long, leaving a lasting impression of ripe fruits and spices.


In short: This Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 1995 from the world-famous Clos Rougeard is truly an exceptional wine, displaying great finesse and remarkable aromatic complexity. Its developed nose offers a captivating bouquet of black fruits and spices, complemented by subtle undertones of undergrowth. On the palate, the velvety texture and melted tannins deliver an elegant and well-balanced tasting experience. This wine pairs perfectly with dishes such as grilled lamb chops or beef fillet in crust. As for its aging potential, it can be enjoyed right away, but it also has the potential to age for a few more years under appropriate conditions (until 2025 or even beyond), allowing the flavors to further refine and reach their peak.

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
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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