the hatch 2019 'hobo series' Gewurztraminer
There are many things synonymous with Gewürz, and this checks off all the appropriate boxes’ sans the expected sweetness. The nose exudes Rose water, Citrus Zest & Lemon-Curd. The mouth is a bounty of the same Citrus driven dynamics & titillating spice with a well-rounded bit of waxy texture.
The Hobos of the Great Depression serve 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 du 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.