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 Chardonnay 2014 Wales

    Ancre Hill Estates Chardonnay 2014 Wales

    £24.99

    Inviting nose of citrus and bright minerality, together with discreet vanilla notes. Opens into a palate of grapefruit, wet stone and a hint of vanilla cream. This wine continue to benefit from bottle age, drink now to 2020.

  2. Ancre Hill Estates Pinot Noir 2014 Wales

    Ancre Hill Estates Pinot Noir 2014 Wales

    £24.99

    Aromas of red fruits such as wild strawberry and black cherry combined with spice. The palate follows the same theme and shows red cherries, blueberry, hints of liquorice and a long, smooth finish. Enjoy now to 2020.

  3. 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.  

  4. 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.

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