Saumur-Champigny Clos Rougeard 2005

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:Red
  • Organic
  • 12.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

A wonderful introduction to the legendary mastery of this domain, formerly run by the Foucault brothers. A must-have for every savvy oenophile. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label, 1 very slightly stained label
  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Saumur-Champigny
  • Producer/Owner: Clos Rougeard
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Saumur-Champigny Clos Rougeard serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Poulet fermier au vin, Rôti de veau aux girolles, Carpaccio de boeuf.

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • Lot presentation
    Saumur-Champigny Clos Rougeard

    Cuvée presentation

    Cuvée de Saumur-Champigny "générique" reveals the domain's style and the very high standard of its wines. The nose offers intense aromas of small red berries and ripe pepper, as well as light smoky notes. On the palate, it is perfectly balanced, ideally silky with the same fruity notes as the nose, fine tension and a very good length.

    Information about domain Clos Rougeard

    In just a few years, Le Clos Rougeard has become one of the most iconic and highly-reputed wines in the Loire, and indeed in France. Although this fame is recent, the vineyard is anything but. Jean-Louis and Bernard, the "Foucault brothers", are the eighth generation to work this family-owned property. The vineyards are located in Chacé, between Tours and Angers and cover 10 hectares of Saumur and Saumur Champigny appellations. The incomparable quality of the estate's wines is largely due to its extremely demanding viticultural standards dating back at least as far as the 1960s, with organic methods being practised even before the term had any official meaning. However, the estate has never sought official certification. Its vines remain entirely untouched by chemical products, making them the perfect expression of the full complexity of their terroir. The wine is vinified with as little intervention work as possible, and élevage lasts for at least two years. The estate produces six cuvées, two of which are white. At the end of December 2015, Jean-Louis "Charly" Foucault died and the estate was bought by Bouygues. The wines produced before this acquisition are now collector's items. Individual years permitting, the estate produces three red wines, including two parcel-specific selections: Les Poyeux, a very full-bodied yet refined wine, with a beautiful dark ruby colour; and Bourg, a racy, dense wine, which undergoes 18-24 months' élevage in new oak barrels. As for whites, the Brezé cuvée is now one of the best white wines in the Loire Valley.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label, 1 very slightly stained label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Saumur-Champigny
    • Producer/Owner: Clos Rougeard
    • Vintage: 2005
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Organic 
    • Size (in ha): 10
    • Volume: 20000
    • Intensity: Silky
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Cabernet franc
    Saumur-Champigny Clos Rougeard
    Saumur-Champigny Clos Rougeard

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Saumur-Champigny Clos Rougeard 2005

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format