Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme trained and established a partnership with Thierry Puzelat of Clos Tue Boeuf in 2004, then left and went his own way in 2015.
Pierre-Olivier is now one of the most influential figures in natural wine in the Loire, in France, and beyond. While working with Thierry Puzelat , he has discovered some of the finest, most naturally-managed vineyards in Touraine and Cheverny and focused his winemaking on developing that excellent terroir to be expressed in the wines. Clarity, purity, and authenticity of place.
The Touraine Cot has an incredible freshness and liveliness. Blackberry on the nose, with damp earth, gamey and flowery notes. The palate is plush and mouthfilling, yet it is lively and balanced, thanks to its upfront acidity, it shows pronounced aromas of wild berries, cherry and liquorice.
‘Côt is a synonym for Malbec, the name by which most wine drinkers know this grape. There is an intriguing, wiffy, exotic nose and a palate that majors on earthy fruit and rasping tannin. There’s great depth and length too. About as far removed from a ‘fruit bomb’ as it is possible to be and all the better for that. Splendid stuff.’
Raymond Blake, BLAKE ON WINE