Producer: Dan Ham
Grape: Orion and Phoenix
Bottle Size: 75cl
A light pet nat made from a 60/40 blend of Orion and Phoenix, grown on a small 1 hectare vineyard in Oxfordshire. Whole bunches were gently pressed over 7 hours, and co-fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. After a long, slow fermentation, the wine was bottled via gravity with no fining, filtration, or additions of sulphur. Only 565 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.