Monday, September 30, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Gregoory Dal Piaz, Snooth.com Recommends You Try Something New...Like Us!!!
East Coast Expert Richard Leahy Writes About Hudson-Chatham Winery
Monday, September 09, 2013
Hudson-Chatham Wins Nine Medals at Hudson Valley Wine Competition 2013!!!
Hudson Valley Wine Competition 2013 results are in and the Hudson-Chatham Winery won NINE medals, including 3 Double Gold, 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, and 3 Bronze medals!!!
Our Merlot 2010 Reserve was picked Best In Show!!!
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Hudson-Chatham Malbec 2012 Released!
JUST RELEASED in the Tasting Room
A big, deep, dry red with notes of blackberry and plum. Fantastic!
Malbec (pronounced: [mal.bɛk]) is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.
Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The Malbec grape is a thin-skinned grape and needs more sun and heat than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to mature. It ripens mid-season and can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends.
Wine expert Jancis Robinson describes the French style of Malbec common in the Libournais (Bordeaux region) as a “rustic” version of Merlot, softer in tannins and lower in acidity with blackberry fruit in its youth.
The Malbec of the Cahors region is much more tannic with more phenolic compounds that contribute to its dark color. Oz Clarke describes Cahors’ Malbec as dark purple in color with aromas of damsons, tobacco, garlic, and raisin.
Common smells associated with Malbec are:
- juicy fruit tones
- damson skins
Monday, September 02, 2013
CBS Channel 6 Albany Highlights Hudson-Chatham Winery
WRGB of Albany (Channel 6) a CBS affiliate, has a terrific series entitled "Road Trippin'" which highlights local businesses and stories within a short drive of the capital region. One such visit was to Ghent and Hudson this past August.
On the short segment, co-owner Dominique DeVito was interviewed, and the winery was highlighted. It's a fun little video. Click on the URL and enjoy!