It was fortunate that the bottle of Bourgueil Rosé of Pierre-Jacques Druet, the vinous mid-wife in attendance at the birth of Les 5 du Vin, was drunk at the salon des Vins de Loire. For had the five of us made our separate ways to visit Pierre-Jacques in Benais I’m not sure that we would all have made it. Certainly we would have explored the byways of Benais, while attempting to track down our man.
PJ: it's here!
For, although Pierre-Jacques, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading producers of Bourgueil, he remains extremely discreet. Not for him large advertising hoardings and a succession of signs directing you to his winery. Instead just an almost illegible sign secured with a piece of wire to an old iron gate tells the visitor that they have reached their destination.