Pierre Olivier Bonhomme
Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme – or Pierre-O to his friends – took his first steps in the world of wine as a simple vendengeur, harvesting grapes in 2004 at Clos du Tue-Boeuf, the estate of Thierry Puzelat, one of the Loire’s most genial vignerons, well known to JUS lovers for his natural wines. That year, after the harvest ended Pierre-Olivier never left! He began working for Puzelat, while also pursing his degree at the Lycée Viticole d'Amboise, completed in 2008. In 2009, he joined Puzelat to help develop his négociant business, and together created Puzelat-Bonhomme. It was an immediate success. Four years later, Pierre-Olivier was managing the business on his own – and no longer just selling other people’s wines, having acquired seven hectares of his own in the communes of Monthou-sur-Bièvre, Cellettes and Valaire. The vines include Sauvignon, Gamay, Chenin, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Romorantin and Côt, all of which he vinifies marvellously, producing joyful, living, generous wines – in the image of the man himself.