Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme Le Telquel (NV)

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A wine we thought was an OUTSTANDING value.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme; Les Montils, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – Gamay, Grolleau and Pineau D’Aunis.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vin de France; Loire valley, France.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken, oven roasted potatoes and garden salad with feta cheese.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Damp earth, ripe cherry and fruity aromas. Smooth entry, lively, bone dry, spicy, on the light side of medium body and a 200-grit texture. Strong cherry flavor with lesser amounts of raspberry and a touch of strawberry as it ends, abundant bright acidity, nicely structured fine tannins and a slightly spicy and acidic finish. WOW what a fresh tasting red wine!!! Don’t be put off by the whimsical dachshund label, the wine in the bottle is serious and delicious, but maybe the vibrant friskiness of the wine really does fit the label. Excellent with the grilled chicken and a wine we thought was an OUTSTANDING value.

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme in his cellar
Photo from Wine Terroirs.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork material.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.