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Oz Clarke: ‘Sark capable of something special in wine’

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Costello Media | 0 comments

SARK HAS every chance of creating “something special” in the world of wine, says wine broadcaster Oz Clarke who has visited the island to taste the results of its first harvest. The first wine is an experimental blend of Savagnin, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from the first 30,000 vines planted on Sark. This tiny island in the English Channel is eight miles from the Guernsey coast and 20 miles from Normandy. Clarke was hosted by winemaker Dr Alain Raynaud – one of the original “Vins du Garagistes” from Bordeaux who heads up the team at Sark Vineyards – and Kevin Delaney, managing director of Sark Estate Management, which owns Sark Vineyards. Click to view Oz Clarke’s video here Describing Sark’s new wine, Clarke says it has a personality of its own, “aromatic and fresh” with notes of a “particular...

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