the hatch 2020 'Lifecycle of a Hobo'
It’s hard to capture the persona of a grape variety that exists on the fringes of consumer awareness & popularity, but this vintage brings a showstopping expression. Müller has wild textural capabilities, this lives in a waxy/honeyed side of that spectrum. Hitting in cyclical waves of Canned Pineapple Rings, Candied Ginger with Acidity Electric like a Neon Sign.
The Hobos of the Great Depression serve as a huge inspiration for both ourselves and visionary Paul Morstad. “Hobo”, not being a slur but deriving from a fusion of the words “Homeward Bound”. The self-described hobos of “The Great Depression” would ride the rails, bouncing from boxcar to boxcar and wander from town to town in attempt to find a sense of place. 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’. Müller Thurgau is a grape variety that found favour amidst other Germanic Aromatic grape varieties in the burgeoning of the Okanagan wine game but has since fallen from grace/perceivable popularity. This marvelous bit of obscurity reigns supreme in our hobo echelon.