Vegan Friendly

All young wines are hazy after fermentation due to tiny molecules such as proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics. Whilst natural and harmless, many people have come to expect and like their wine to be clear. To help the accelerate the clarification process, which if given time can settle naturally, winemakers use fining agents.

Some common fining agents include casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein).

Whilst fining with casein and albumin is usually acceptable by most vegetarians, all four cannot be considered vegans friendly as tiny traces of the fining agent may be absorbed into the wine during the fining process. Carbon, bentonite clay, limestone, kaolin clay, plant casein, silica gel, and vegetable plaques are all suitable alternatives.

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  1. Bodegas LAN Gran Reserva 2010 Rioja Spain

    Bodegas LAN Gran Reserva 2010 Rioja Spain

    £21.99

    Intense cherry colour with orange hues in the glass. Aromas of stewed red fruits, fig, raisins and vanilla. A rich and full palate with great structure. Elegant and well balanced.


  2. Marques De Caceres Gran Reserva 2011 Rioja Spain

    Marques De Caceres Gran Reserva 2011 Rioja Spain

    £22.99

    Dark colour with a hint of brick-red on the edge. Superb complexity on the nose with balsamic notes and refined oak. Full in the mouth with a depth of mature plums, sweet spice and roasted coffee beans. Still fresh and discreetly lively, promising excellent potential for ageing. Delicious and full with superb length. This Gran Reserva refreshes with character our DO’straditional style
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