Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre 2001
There is one domain in Meursault that stands out for both its quality and resulting worldwide reputation: Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Established at the beginning of the 19th century by a wealthy amateur called Jules Lafon, the house is today directed by his great grandson, Dominique Lafon. It uses the same family traditions and covers 13 appellations. The domain has for a long time aimed to preserve the environment in its winemaking process. It now uses biodynamics and was officially classified "organic" in 1998.
Clos de la Barre is a monopole of the Domaine des Comtes Lafon. This vineyard of 2.12 hectares is located in the centre of the village of Meursault, very close to the domaine's winery. It produces a superb Meursault: rich, but with a pronounced mineral character. It will be at its peak after seven years' aging.