"His wines are a masterclass in under-statement, letting the terroir do all the talking via relatively low alcohol levels plus a prudent use of oak (mostly Damy) and sulfur. The magic happens when you allow his wines to age in bottle. Having had the privilege of vintages back to the 1960s, I can vouch that they have an unerring ability to mature with grace and style..."
—Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, December 2013
Of all of the Burgundy Villages, Volnay is said to be the most elegant and perfumed. The premier cru of Carelle Sous la Chapelle is near the famed vineyard of Champans, but produces a slightly lighter wine with more finesse when compared to that cru.