Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme

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Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme
Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme started off his winemaking career still in his teens by working for Thierry Puzelat, Clos du Tue-Boeuf. While doing that, he and Thierry found other vineyards with exciting terroirs, old vines and ancient grape varieties that are rarely seen. So they decided to start another domaine on the side of Clos du Tue-Boeuf that Thierry is running with his brother Jean-Marie. Chateau Puzelat-Bonhomme was founded! That was more than 10 years ago, and today it’s only Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, because since 2014 Thierry had to focus more on his family estate and all other projects he is doing. Pierre-O is also now a grown up and can take care of himself. Pierre-O works today with nearly 10 hectares of own vines that they have purchased since they started, and he also buys grapes from friends that works organic from 6 hectares. He likes to keep the old clones in the vineyards to keep the sense of origin in the wines and practices ‘marcoutage’ for re-planting vines when needed.
The white wines are fruity and flirty, with depth and personality combined with nice acidity and salty, mineral finish. The reds are on that perfumed, elegant, fruity alley with great drinkability.