Charles Fournier Gold Seal Vineyards Chardonnay 2012
This Chardonnay is principally from a vineyard on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, now one of the oldest vinifera vineyards in New York State and one of the last planted by Fournier. This wine is a tribute to Fournier's vision and the dedication of the Doyle family who passionately farm the vineyard today. Aromas of pear, green apple, and wet stone are complimented on the palate by citrus notes and minerality leading to a long finish.
Produced and bottled by GP Wine Works. Winemaker Charles Fournier (1901-1984) was a pioneer of the New York State wine industry. He was instrumental in planting the state's first vinifera grape varieties in the Finger Lakes region in the 1950s, proving that world-class wines could be made there.