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. Ancre Hill Estates Sparkling Rose 2012 Wales

    Ancre Hill Estates Sparkling Rose 2012 Wales

    £34.99

    Luxurious, mushroom farmyard nose, delicate berries and soft bubbles on palate, layered, some mushroom on the back palate, subtle balance of strawberries and texture on the finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend.  

  2. Ancre Hill Estates Sparkling Blanc De Noir NV Wales

    Ancre Hill Estates Sparkling Blanc De Noir NV Wales

    £37.99

    Delicate nose of wildflowers, honey and lemon zest. Deliciously mouth-filling, crisp, lemon and cox’s apple, with perfect poise and balance. Zero Dosage. Certified Organic. 100% Pinot Noir.

  3. Meursault "Les Meurgers" Blanc Mazilly 2017 Burgundy France

    Meursault "Les Meurgers" Blanc Mazilly 2017 Burgundy France

    £39.99

    A brilliant golden yellow colour in the glass.  A fine and delicate nose, with aromas of honey, dried fruit and vanilla from the oak. On the palate there are wonderfully ripe orchard fruits and a firm minerality.

  4. Chassagne Montrachet

    Chassagne Montrachet 2013 Michel Picard Burgundy France

    £39.99

    Citrus, vanilla and hazelnut aromas on the nose. On the palate this wine is exceptionally well balanced. There are slightly exotic fruit notes intermingled with classic orchard fruit. Well integrated oak and a fine, persistent finish. 

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