When he was 12 years old he was caught plowing a nearby parcel with a horse. He studied Viticulture and Enology in Beaune, and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Winemaking from Montpellier. He is a Vineyard Manager for a highly-regarded estate in Côte-Rôtie.
In 1981, he bought his first parcel of land, Clos de Cuminailles in Malleval.
In 1987, he established his business in the upper part of the medieval town of Malleval.
In 2002, he created the estate of Madeloc in Banyuls-sur-Mer.
In 2007, he created the estate of Cottebrune in Faugères.
Today, Pierre manages a total of 77 hectares.