Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme


Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, Loire Valley

Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme is the continuation and evolution of the now defunct Puzelat-Bonhomme négociant project. Pierre Olivier Bonhomme first started as an apprentice at Clos du Tue-Boeuf with Thierry and Jean-Marie Puzelat. Recognizing Pierre Olivier’s talent through the years, Thierry ventured into a négoce business with Pierre Olivier. As Thierry went back to Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Pierre-Olivier continued the project and is now farming his own vines.
The methods in the vineyard and winery are a dedication to organic farming, the recognition of indigenous grape varieties and careful vinification without additives to make distinctive hand-crafted wines. He strives to save endangered historic grape varieties like Menu Pineau, Fié Gris, Chardonnay Musqué and Pinot Meunier. Although they started as a Négociant, they now farm several plots for themselves.

Location

Loire Valley

Appellation

Touraine, Cheverny, Vouvray, Montlouis, Pouilly-Fumé

Size

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Soil

Slint, Clay

Varieties cultivated

Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Grolleau, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Menu Pineau, Fié Gris, Chardonnay Musqué, Côt, and Pinot Meunier.

Farming/Winemaking

No additives, natural yeasts, organically grown grapes. Small amount of sulphur at bottling to protect during transportation.

Certification

None

  
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Touraine Sauvignon 2018
Credit portrait picture: Facebook Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme