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Clos Rougeard

Wine producer // 
Foucault
District // 
Saumur-champigny

If one talks of Clos Rougeard, it should be automatically clear that here we have a cult producer. The wines of Clos Rougeard are represented in all the 3 Star restaurants in France and beyond. In 1969, the 8th generation took control of the domaine, two brothers with large moustaches, Nady and the late Charly Foucalt. The wine is still made in the way of their ancestors: grapes grown free of chemistry and in old cellars, deep in the limestone. They are one of the only wineries in France that releases their wines as late as they do after bottling. Our allocation includes: Le Bourg, Les Poyeux, La Breze, Saumur-Champigny. This cuvee is their top wines of 3 and made only in the best vintages. Le Bourg is the field with the nearly 80 years old vines that give a crazy low but deeply concentrated yield (15 hl / ha). The wine is stored in nearly two and a half years in new barriques (225L). "Les Poyeux" is a feminine, intense cuvée and refers to an extremely fine, south-facing slope with a deeply interesting calcareous subsoil. At an administrative error in the happy 70s is Poyeux field has been abandoned as larger than it really is. Thus, blah. the lower part of the roof of that is far less interesting and commercialized by the cooperative in Saumur. But the brothers have obviously only vines on the best part, where terroir'et clearly seen often in notes of large-ripe elderberry and blood grapefruit. The wine is stored in nearly two years in barriques of one wine. This wine is from grapes from the brothers topmark "Le Breze". The wine is fermented and then aged for almost two years in 50% new barriques. The older barriques brothers have even picked up at the first cru chateaux of Bordeaux. This has been true for generations. The typical output is 4-5 barrigues (between 1200 to 1,500 bottles) for a hungry world. An ultimate example of intense rich, deeply perfumed, clean and neat elegant Chenin high obesity. And always fresh.

Wine producer // 
Foucault
District // 
Saumur-champigny