V for .... Vegan
We just received our Vegan certification for our 2016 Monconseil-Gazin!
"It's not always easy to spot a vegan wine." The recent appearance (2016) of labels such as Label V and EVE Vegan, which certify wine as a 100% plant-based product, promises to change the game. we are now part of the French wine producers who adopted it!
Like the vegan diet, which consists of serving food entirely devoid of products containing animal substances, vegan wine has a 100% vegetal composition. But if the first one is rather easy to imagine, one is entitled to question the second one. Indeed, when we know that a wine is made from grapes, which itself comes from the vine, we can think that its composition can only be vegetal.
Well, think again. Because it is not uncommon for vine growers and winemakers to use some products to make a "glue" (as they say in the jargon) to remove particles and yeast residue which remain in the wine. In the wine world, this process is called "clarification".
The products used to make the glue are numerous: egg white, fishbone based glue, or even casein, a particle found in milk. However, all these ingredients have animal origins. However, it is possible to do without it, using a vegetal glue made from plant proteins such as peas, wheat or potatoes. And that's the whole vegan wine approach. "