The Hatch – Life Cycle of a Hobo – Muller Thurgau – 2016
To begin, I just have to say that I love The Hatch.
The tasting room lies between Quails Gate and Mission Hill and is located in a humble refurbished barn. The wine people here are amongst the most knowledgeable I have encountered in my world of wine touring. Not only that but they are fun and irreverent.
This particular wine is made with Muller Thurgau which has the rap as being the bad boy in the production of German semi-sweet wines of yesteryear. But I have to say that although this wine is rounder and smooth with a little lower acid than a Riesling, it totally does the trick for me.
It is really quite dry and the fruit expression is excellent and filled with citrus variety. The acid is definitely there after a few sips and the finish is surprisingly long with flavors of lime on the back palate.
Who would have thought Muller Thurgau could be this well balanced and expressed?