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.
Wine Shop - Vegan wines - Familia Nin Ortiz
Ester Nin's day job is being ‘the right hand’ of Daphne Glorian of Clos I Terrasses. Ester bought a tiny parcel (less than 3 acres) of old vines on the steepest hillside slopes above the village of Porrera. Like Clos Erasmus, Nit de Nin is made using biodynamic techniques. The vineyards are even older (around 80-100 years old) and the vineyard is one of the highest in Priorat. The soils are the famous licorella schist. Around 3 barrels are made each year from 60% Garnacha and 40% Carignan. The Planetes is from an small parcel of vines near the Nit de Nin vineyard, these Garnacha and Carignan vines are also biodynamically farmed on licorella soil.