Rollingdale 2008 ‘La Gauche’ Cabernet Sauvignon is Vegan Friendly

by Rollingdale Wines
Address: 2306 Hayman Road
Kelowna, BC, V1Z 1Z5
Canada
Phone: 250-769-9224
Fax:
Email: rollingdale@shaw.ca
URL: http://www.rollingdale.ca
Checked by: Nicole R
Double checked by: Leigh
Added: about 2 years ago

Company email (July 2012):
"Please find attached a list of our vegan wines. I have also noted which ones are certified organic."

Company email:
"-Red wine we make our premiums with the free run fraction, which doesn't have the harsh tannin of the press fraction. Our premium free run reds are bottled unfined, unfiltered, making all of our top reds Vegan Friendly. However the press red, in our case (Tumbleweed Red) is fined with egg white to strip tannins.That is our only fined red. Other fining agents strip the colour from red.

- White wines I usually just use bentonite, but again our premiums are generally free run, or very lightly pressed to avoid astringency, and the bentonite is sufficient to achieve protein stability when properly used. The press white has more astringency from seeds, skins, and stems, and may require gelatin which is a very strong fining agent. Improperly used it can easily strip a wine bare, and is rarely used in my cellar. The single wine of ours that I have used gelatin on is the, as of yet unreleased, Tumbleweed White NV (accumlated years of press fractions). On our 2006 Luminescence Chardonnay, we used some Isinglass in fining as a bit of an experiment, but I found that I much prefer to use bentonite for the compact lees and faster settling.

Our 2007 Luminescence is the only Certified Organic Chardonnay in BC at the moment, definitely Vegan Friendly! The 2008 will also be...
That would make all of the other Chardonnay vintages Vegan Friendly, as well as our Riewurztrafeleron*, previously Riewurztrafelser Blanc. *Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Ehrenfelser, Auxerrois, Chardonnay, Semillon! 100% of the whites from Stoney Slopes Vineyard in OK Falls in one tank! Vines over 20 years old. This one was released in May and sold out in July since its inception. That is the problem with single vineyard bottlings, you can't expand production! ;)

-Icewine - Bentonite fining only. All Vegan Friendly."

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