the hatch 2018 'hobo series' Gewurztraminer
And with this, there were five. This is the 5th installment of our much vaunted ‘hobo series’, and a debut for Gew. Why is Gew a hobo? You go to Alsace, and this grape produces some of the most ethereal wines in the world. Outside Alsace? Hasn’t really happened. This chap though, brings the big aromatics, exotic flavours and rich texture that would make it’s Alsatian cousins proud.
"The first-ever Hobo Series gew won't be easy to track down with sales confined to the cellar door, select restaurants and retailers, but it is well worth tracking down. The ferment is all stainless steel and aged on lees for eight months. The fruit comes off the Palo Solera Vineyard in East Kelowna and leads with a fragrant, dry, electric styling that spells food-friendly. This is the 5th installment of the Hobo Series, and it’s a good one. As for the hobo connection, The Hatch says “[if] you go to Alsace this grape produces some of the most ethereal wines in the world. Outside Alsace? Hasn’t happened. This chap, though, brings the big aromatics, exotic flavours and rich texture that would make its Alsace cousins proud. 89 points" - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted Nov. 5th, 2019