Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2009 - Clos Rougeard

Vin de Loire, AOC Saumur-Champigny, Le Bourg, vintage 2009, Clos Rougeard-Frères Foucault

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2009 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: The ruby red color of the Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2009 from Clos Rougeard presents itself with a dazzling brilliance, characteristic of a wine still somewhat young but already well evolved. Its garnet reflections offer a promising visual depth, revealing the concentration of the vintage.
  • NOSE: This wine unveils a refined aromatic bouquet where fresh red fruits, especially cherry and raspberry, harmoniously intertwine with spicy notes of black pepper and delicate floral nuances of violet and rose. These complex aromas promise an incredible tasting experience.
  • MOUTH: A velvety and structured texture, carried by well-integrated tannins. The generous flavors of ripe red fruits are beautifully balanced by hints of licorice and tobacco. Lively acidity brings freshness and dynamism to the whole, while the length on the palate underlines the elegance of this wine.


In short: The Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2009 from Clos Rougeard is a Loire red wine full of character and complexity, ready to be experienced now but also offering interesting aging potential for the years to come if you decide to let it mature in your cellar. It will superbly accompany dishes such as roast pork, grilled poultry, tomato-based pasta, hard cheeses, 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

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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