Vegan wines are simply wines made with no animal products. During the winemaking process, sediment is often removed from the wine by filtration and fining agents, some of which are made from casein, a protein found in milk. Winemakers can either choose to use plant-based fining agents, or not to at all, as is the case with some natural wines that take on an unusual cloudy appearance.
Vegan wines - Chateau La Tour de By
Château La Tour de By
The Tour de By is a family estate of 94 hectares, founded in 1599. The first part of the name refers to the large tower on the property, the de By from the location of their vines - the de By sector in the Medoc. The Pages family, fronted by Marc Pages, bought part of the estate in 1965 and is today the sole owner.Their wines consist exclusively of noble grape varieties (60% cabernet-sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% petit verdot), the vines' average age are approaching 45 years (however some are as old as 100 years). Since the 1980s, La Tour de By has minimised the use of chemicals and practises ecological methods to manage diseases and parasites.