Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2002 - Clos Rougeard

Vin de Loire, AOC Saumur-Champigny, Le Bourg, vintage 2002, Clos Rougeard-Frères Foucault

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Tasting notes for the Saumur-Champigny "Le Bourg" 2002 - Clos Rougeard

  • EYE: This Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2002 from the Clos Rougeard estate offers us with a deep and intense ruby red color, with bright garnet reflections. Its vivid and luminous color, clarity, and transparency suggest a tasting of great richness.
  • NOSE: A Loire red wine that reveals an expressive aromatic bouquet. Aromas of fresh red fruits, such as cherry and strawberry, blend with spicy notes of black pepper and licorice. Delicate floral nuances of violet and peony add a perfumed dimension to this highly complex wine.
  • MOUTH: The Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2002 offers a velvety texture and an elegant structure. Fine and silky tannins support an explosion of flavors of juicy red fruits, blackberry, and blackcurrant, wrapped in notes of cedar wood and tobacco. Lively and refreshing acidity brings balance and liveliness to the whole, for a long, persistent, and unforgettable finish.


In short: The Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2002 from the Clos Rougeard estate is a Loire wine of great elegance and remarkable aromatic complexity. It can be stored for a few more years in the cellar to allow it to reach its peak. This wine will brilliantly accompany a variety of dishes, such as grilled lamb chops, roasted duck dishes, tomato-based pasta dishes, soft 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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