the hatch 2022 'hobo series' Gewurztraminer
the hatch wines
A Fruit Salad of Hopes & Dreams from the French Riviera. All sun-kissed White Fruit, Cantaloupe, Lychee, and Berries with just a Mist of Squeezed Lemon. Hop the Acid Train to Barcelona and leave the hammock behind - better days are on the horizon.
The Hobos of the Great Depression served as a huge inspiration for both us and Paul. Hobo, not being a slur but deriving from “Homeward Bound”. The self-titled hobos of the depression would ride the rails, and wander from town to town. Using Paul’s transportive art, which was painted atop an antique map, we combined the thematic ideology of this composition in conjunction with the idea that some grape varietals take on the notion of being a ‘hobo’. Our reasoning for slotting Gewurztraminer as a hobo comes in two-fold: firstly, it’s something of a nightmare to pronounce and the slew of syllables often leave it forgotten and ignored on a wine list. Secondly, it is typically associated with being sweet, and in our tradition of dispelling pre-conceived notions, we show it in a different light, a dry-sugarless light.