Pierre-O Bonhomme

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme – Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, Les Montils

Pierre-O 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 wines when needed.

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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.

2016 Touraine Sauvignon

Soil: Flinty clay, limestone, chalk and sand.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: AOC Touraine Sauvignon
Age of Vines: 10-30 years
Yields: 25-30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 5 months in tank and some old 500 liter barrels.


2015 Touraine POB Sauvignon

Soil: Clay, limestone and chalk.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: AOC Touraine Sauvignon
Age of Vines: 30 years
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 14 months in tank and some old 500 liter barrels.


2015 Touraine Sauvignon Thésée

Soil: Clay, limestone and chalk.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: AOC Touraine Sauvignon
Age of Vines: 45-57 years
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 14 months in old 228- and 500 liter barrels.


2015 Tesnière Blanc

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: Menu Pineau
Appellation: AOC Touraine
Age of Vines: 30-40 years
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press of the grapes and then aged in old 228- and 500 liter barrels for 8 months before bottling.


2015 Cour Cheverny

Soil: Clay, limestone and sand.
Grape: Romorantin
Appellation: AOC Cheverny
Age of Vines: 40 years
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 14 months in old 500 liter barrels.


2014 Pouilly Fumé

Soil: Clay, limestone and silex.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: AOC Pouilly Fumé
Age of Vines: 30-40 years
Yields: 20 hl/ha

Vinification: Pierre-O gets to harvest a tiny part of one of Alexandre Bains vineyards, so he can make 2 barrels of Pouilly-Fumé for himself. The grapes presses direct as they arrive in the vinery, before fermenting and then aged for 12 months in 500 liter barrels, before moving the barrels to his own celler for continuing ageing for further 12 months.


2015 Ormeau des Deux Croix

Soil: Flinty clay, limestone, chalk and sand.
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Appellation: AOC Touraine
Age of Vines: 10-60 years
Yields: 20-30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 7 months in old 500 liter barrels.


2015 Telquel

Soil: Clay, limestone and grey silex.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 10-30 years
Yields: 30-35 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open vats for 1 week with some light punchdowns, then gently pressed and aged in tank and old 500 liter barrels for 6 months before bottling.


2016 Cheverny Rouge

Soil: Clay, limestone and sand.
Grape: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay
Appellation: AOC Cheverny Rouge
Age of Vines: 20-30 years
Yields: 35-30 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open vats for 10 days with some light punchdowns, then gently pressed and aged in old 500 liter barrels for 6 months before the blending and bottling.


2015 Tésnière Rouge

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: Pineau d’Aunis
Appellation: AOC Touraine
Age of Vines: 25-30 years
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open vats for 12 days with some light punchdowns, then gently pressed and aged in old 228- and 500 liter barrels for 8 months before bottling.


2015 Pinot Noir

Soil: Clay, limestone and grey silex.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: AOC Touraine
Age of Vines: 30 years
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open vats for 12 days with some light punchdowns, then gently pressed and aged in old 228- and 500 liter barrels for 8 months before bottling.