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2014 the hatch ‘Hobo Series’ Semillon is the lesser known half to one of the world’s most remarkable wines, Château d’Yquem. It along with its attention starved compatriot, Sauvignon Blanc make the world’s finest dessert wines. Now raise your hands if you’re familiar with Sauvignon Blanc. Now, Semillion. Exactly. So why don’t we know Semillon like we do Sauv. Blanc? Sure, Hunter Valley in Australia makes a pretty legendary Sem and yet it’s a wine that despite its greatness never caught on. Semillon to us is a hobo because we know how great it can be; how flavourful and unique. In need of no oak, this delicate wine has the hallmark notes any wine-geek can dream to expect; it has the lanolin, it has the fresh pear, it has the lemon-zest. All it needs now is your respect.

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The ‘Hobo Series’.
First off, 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.

We had a large debate on whether we should embrace the term hobo with these wines. First of all, the piece of Paul’s art that we used to create these labels is called ‘Tolsoy and the hobo moth’ after-all; and calling it the hobo series seemed very natural. After seeing the above definition of ‘hobo’ to us it also conjured up images of certain grapes that for whatever particular reason don’t get the credit and respect some other more famous grape colleagues have enjoyed over the years. All these grape, per se, have traveled from their homes in search of, to us at least, adventure and much less so notoriety. So in this line-up, we honour a range of less appreciated grapes and their true hobo spirit.

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