Dynasty of cellar Master
Dynasty of cellar Master

Does he worry that climate change, and the effect it has on the raw materials, is making the role of Cellar Master harder? ‘We talk a lot about environmental challenges,’ he says. ‘But this was always the case for André, Georges and Pierrette before me, who, by combining this scientific approach with human emotion, managed to maintain consistency. We have time and we have expertise. So I think we can be confident that LOUIS XIII will remain LOUIS XIII, and that we are armed to ensure this consistency of excellence.’


Although techniques and systems have, understandably, moved on and developed over the years, there are some elements that remain unchanged. ‘Something that has not changed much since André was here, is the assemblage,’ says Pierrette. ‘For me, it was always a wonderful creative moment when we came to assemble all the eaux-de-vie for LOUIS XIII – eaux-de-vie that were, at a given moment, selected by our predecessors.’