the hatch 2019 'hobo series' Muscat
the hatch wines
A perennial favourite, the Muscat is deceptive with an intensely aromatic and fruit concentrated profile & yet is delicate in nature. Expressive of Orange Blossom & all the other pretty flowers on the nose, with a lush stone-fruit core & lemon zest driven edge.
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’. Muscat falls into the hobo category based on being frequently associated with overwhelming sweetness & high residual sugar. Although often used as a blending tool to increase the aromatic intensity of other things, here within the hobo series Muscat shines unto itself in a dry, acid driven style.