Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 - Magnum - Clos Rougeard

Vin de Loire, AOC Saumur-Champigny, Les Poyeux, vintage 2006, magnum, Clos Rougeard - Frères Foucault

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2006 - Clos Rougeard (Magnum)

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 from Clos Rougeard boasts a deep and intense red color, with shimmering purple reflections. Its magnum format gives it an imposing presence and makes it the perfect cuvée for any occasion.
  • NOSE: This wine reveals a complex and captivating aromatic bouquet. Aromas of ripe black fruits, such as blackberry and blackcurrant, mingle with notes of licorice, black pepper, and tobacco. Subtle nuances of undergrowth and leather add an earthy and elegant dimension to this impressive olfactory palette.
  • MOUTH: This cuvée of Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 offers a velvety texture and a powerful structure. Silky and well-integrated tannins support a collection of flavors of stewed black fruits, cherry, and plum, enhanced by spicy and mineral notes. Lively acidity brings freshness and balance to the whole, for a long and persistent finish once the tasting is over.


In short: The Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 from Clos Rougeard, presented here in magnum format, is a red wine from the Loire Valley of great complexity and remarkable elegance. Not surprising, when you know that it was vinified by the famous Foucault brothers. It can be kept for several more years in the cellar to allow its aromas to fully develop. This wine will elegantly accompany a variety of dishes, such as roasted duck breast, grilled lamb chops, pasta dishes with wild mushrooms, aged cheeses, and desserts with dark chocolate.

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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