TBR - CLOS ROUGEARD Saumur-Breze 2008

Wine region: Loire-valley - France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Tasting notes: The nose is citrusy with notes of flinty and smoky flavors. This wine fresh, supple and well-balance.

About the winery:
Jean-Louis and Bernard, the "Foucault brothers", are the eighth generation to work this family-owned property. The vineyards are located 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 elevage lasts for at least two years. The estate produces six cuvees, 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.

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