Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 - Clos Rougeard

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

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 from Clos Rougeard, a vintage produced by the famous Foucault brothers, displays a deep and beautiful garnet red color with hints of garnet, revealing its youth and concentration. Its brilliant and intense appearance testifies to its quality and aging potential.
  • NOSE: This wine unveils a complex and captivating aromatic bouquet. Aromas of red fruits stew, such as cherry and raspberry, harmoniously mingle with spicy notes of black pepper and delicate floral nuances of violet. Subtle hints of wood and tobacco add an additional dimension to this rich and perfumed olfactory palette.
  • MOUTH: This Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2006 offers a velvety texture and elegant structure. The tannins, present but silky, support an explosion of flavors of juicy red fruits, blackberry, and blackcurrant, enhanced by spicy and mineral nuances. A lively and balanced acidity brings freshness and dynamism to the whole, leading to a persistent and smooth length.


In short: This Saumur-Champigny "Les Poyeux" 2006 from the iconic Clos Rougeard is a red wine from the Loire Valley of great elegance and remarkable aromatic complexity. It comes in very limited quantities and was made by the famous Foucault Brothers before the Bouygues Group bought their incredible estate. You can open this bottle right away, after a bit of necessary decanting. It can be stored for several more years to allow its aromas to develop further. This wine will elegantly complement a variety of dishes, such as roasted duck breasts, grilled lamb chops, or pasta with wild mushrooms.

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
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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