Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2009 - Clos Rougeard

Vin de Loire, AOC Saumur-Champigny, , Les Poyeux, vintage 2009, Clos Rougeard - Freres Foucault

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2009 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2009 from Clos Rougeard, crafted by the renowned Foucault brothers, presents itself in the glass with a deep and luminous ruby red hue, displaying impressive concentration and vibrant energy.
  • NOSE: This wine emanates a captivating and expressive aromatic bouquet. Aromas of ripe red fruits, such as cherry and raspberry, intertwine harmoniously with spicy notes of black pepper and delicate floral touches of violet, offering an olfactory experience of profound richness.
  • MOUTH: This Poyeux reveals a silky texture and an elegant structure. The tannins, perfectly integrated, support generous flavors of juicy red fruits, blackcurrant, and blackberry, accompanied by hints of licorice and tobacco. Refreshing acidity provides balance to the whole, leading to a long and harmonious finish.


In short: The Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2009 from Clos Rougeard, made years before the sale of the estate, is a red wine from the Loire of great elegance and remarkable aromatic complexity. It can be aged for several more years, around 10 years, to allow its aromas to fully develop. This wine will brilliantly accompany a variety of dishes, such as duck breasts with cherries, wild mushroom risottos, aged cheeses, roasted poultry dishes, and dark chocolate treats.

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
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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