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Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2014

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Winemaker Notes

Les Poyeux is a 2.9 hectare plot on the estate's sandiest soils. The vines are 40 to 70 years old, and some of the grapes from this parcel go into Le Clos. The barrels used are made by a tonnelier who only produces 250 barrels a year. Rougeard buys 50 of those each year to produce Le Bourg. Les Poyeux is vinified in the barrels that served as new oak for Le Bourg the vintage prior.

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D 95
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Also quite reductive at this stage, some aeration will enable its aromatic complexity to unfold, revealing floral notes of lilies and violets as well as a touch of Bourbon vanilla. The palate is full-bodied yet delicate and fresh, sustained by classy, polished tannins. The liquorice-infused finish has a tell-tale, appealing touch of gastronomic bitterness.
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2014 Saumur Champigny Les Poyeux is very aromatic on the nose that exhibits perfectly ripe cherry notes. Generously fruity, intense and with excellent concentration, this is a silky, super ripe yet fresh Cabernet with fine and crunchy tannins and floral notes from nose to tail.

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This cult estate has been in the family for several generations. The Foucault brothers (Nadi and Charlie) tend exceptional vineyards, harvest at small yields, vinify in barrel, let the wines bubble for a couple of years in a glacially cold cellar and bottle without filtration. And what you get is the some of the top red wines of the Loire Valley and in the very top of France as a whole. Charles Joguet, the great winemaker of Chinon, once said: “there are two suns. One shines outside for everybody. The second shines in the Foucaults’ cellar.” The rare Chenin Blanc from their vineyards - sometimes sec, demi-sec or even moelleux - has been described by Michel Bettane as “the quintessence of Chenin”. Bettane has tasted the 1921 and listed it as one of the most memorable wines of his life. After the death of Charlie Foucault in 2015, the estate was briefly ran by Nady Foucault and his nephew Antoine (who also produces the excellent Domaine du Collier wines). In 2017, Nady chose to sell the estate to Martin Bouyges, owner of many French wineries, most notably Château Montrose in Bordeaux. Under the direction of Jacques-Antoine Toublanc, the new ownership has vowed to keep things exactly the same in the vines and the cellar.
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Marked by great châteaux built with the same tuffeau limestone that is also responsible for the excavation of so many of the famed Loire caves, Saumur is famous for its Chenin blanc based sparkling wines. Inside the Saumur region, Saumur-Champigny creates some of the Loire’s greatest Cabernet Francs.

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Cabernet Franc, a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, is the subtler and more delicate of the Cabernets. Today Cabernet Franc produces outstanding single varietal wines across the wine-producing world. Somm Secret—One of California's best-kept secrets is the Happy Canyon appellation of Santa Barbara. Here Cabernet Franc shines as a single varietal wine or in blends, expressing sumptuous fruit, savory aromas and polished tannins.

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