Clos de la Barre is a 5-acre, villages designated vineyard in the appellation of Meursault, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is the monopole of Domaine des Comtes and is entirely enclosed with the walls of the domaine. The vineyard faces east and is on a slight slope, with soil of shallow clay on a subsoil of limestone. “The quality of Close de Barr is outstanding,” according to Robert M. Parker Jr.
This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.