“As an ordinary winegrower, who is passionately attached to his vines, I will simply recount the efforts through which these renowned wines are made. They are fundamentally natural and their perfection and beneficial qualities are a source of justified pride for us all. It has been proven time and time again that to be and remain the owner of a renowned estate requires a true aristocracy that is in tune with that of the property and its wines. Everything must be sacrificed to it, the most important being all gain (…). Therefore to be an estate owner means, in a certain way, being in love with it.”

Désiré Cordier (1861 – 1940)