2017 Life Cycle of a Hobo Müller Thurgau

Kelowna, British Columbia

Here at Bricks, we love ourselves some Hatch! This winery is quirky, nerdy (just like us), and full of personality. They never seize to amaze me and I’ve enjoyed each wine I’ve had the pleasure of trying! For my spring staff pick, I chose The Hatch’s Müller-Thurgau from their Life Cycle of a Hobo series. The label is absolutely stunning and comes with a great back story!

The definition of ‘hobo’ ho·bo (hō′bō)
n. pl. ho·boes or ho·bos

1. One who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood.

2. A migrant worker.

The piece of art on the label is by Paul Morstad and is called “Tolsoy and the hobo moth”. The Hatch had a large debate on whether or not they should call the series ‘hobo’. After seeing the above definition of hobo, it brought up thoughts about certain grapes that for some reason don’t get the credit and respect that other famous grape varietals do. The grapes used in this series have all traveled from their homes in search of adventure. The Hobo series was created to honour these less appreciated grapes and their true hobo spirit. We also have the Hobo series Gamay on our shelf… and it’s just as impressive!

Müller- Thurgau was created in Germany in 1882 when Riesling and Madeleine Royal (a table grape) were crossed by a swiss scientist named Dr. Hermann Müller. This wine tingles your taste buds with a peach fuzz texture. It’s perfumed and floral with gooseberries, peach, green fruit and apricot kernel. It’s funky with a side of elegance and will pair well with lighter foods. My personal pairing is crushing it on a patio!