Producer: Dan Ham
Grape: Madeleine Angevine and Rondo
Bottle Size: 75cl
Made from an 80/20 blend of 20 year old Madeleine Angevine & Rondo grown on a 1 hectare biodynamic vineyard in Wiltshire. The fruit was pressed whole bunch, and co-fermented in a mixture of old oak and glass demijohn. Bottled via gravity with no fining, filtration, or additions of sulphur. Lightly disgorged to remove the headiest sediment, 367 bottles made.
Offbeat Wines began in 2018 as Daniel Ham’s way to express himself while making the wine at Langham Wine Estate in Dorset. From the 2020 harvest Dan and his wife Nicola are making the wines in their own cellar, a converted barn at Botley’s Farm, just outside Salisbury.
In addition to the organic and biodynamic vineyards they have a relationship with, some of the fruit Dan & Nic have purchased to supplement their 2020 vintage has been farmed conventionally, though all cuvees are fermented with wild yeasts and so far, no sulphur has been added in the cellar.