Offbeat Field Notes 1
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc
Offbeat is the West Country based winemaking project of Daniel Ham which began in 2018. Daniel works as naturally as possible with hybrid varieties suited to the English climate, ferments are wild and little if any sulphur is used. Production is small with only 2,000 bottles of each cuvée made.
Field Notes 1 is a supple and elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc from clay soils in Crouch Valley, Essex. Whole bunch Pinot Noir was suspended in a tank of direct-pressed Pinot Blanc juice, sealed for a gentle three week infusion, with the free run juice split between an acacia Barrel, a fifth-fill Burgundy barrel, and a small glass carboy to age outside. After 11 months, the three were blended together and bottled via gravity with no additions.