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the hatch 'Hobo Series' Gamay 2015

the hatch ‘Hobo Series’ Gamay – In July 1395, the Duke of Burgundy Philippe the Bold outlawed the cultivation of Gamay; he banned the “vile and disloyal” Gamay as unfit for human consumption. Guarenteed that guy never took a single wine class in his life. So yeah, this grape has been kicked around for 600+ years and of course to us it’s the perfect red grape for this series. For years, I’ve always described Gamay as ‘the poor mans Pinot Noir’ which is totally apt and also because I’m poor as well and like to drink wines. Gamay is less about the what, than the where. You put it in the right place, give it some love and it quickly becomes loyal and unvile. Ours is classic; it’s got the red fruit and rhubarb. it’s got a little toast. It’s got the flavour, but that hint of delicacy. This is a Gamay that would make Phil change his tune.

 Producer the hatch
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals Gamay
 Vintage 2015

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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on August 17, 2018

You don't even understand how fantastic this wine is. Seriously. In fact, I can't even describe it. It's juicy. It's fruity. It's everything Gamay is supposed to be and then a whole bunch more. If this wine was a bag of chips it would be cool ranch Doritos. If it was a TV character it would be Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli.

Drink it.

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