Casillero del Diablo wine is Not Vegan Friendly

by Casillero del Diablo
Address: Avenida Nueva Tajamar 481, piso 16
Phone: +562 2 24765000
Checked by: Johan
Double checked by: Julien
Added: almost 7 years ago
Double Checked: about 2 months ago

Company email (December 2016):
"we've checked into this and were notified that Casillero del Diablo wines are indeed not vegan in status."

Company Email (circa 2011):
"In an ideal world it would not be necessary to process wine at all. Part of the beauty of wine is that it is alive and vibrant. With international safety standards, consumer health considerations and also wine presentation, however, wine needs to be stabilized from a microbiological standpoint. Lees and excess tannins need to be removed from wine to make it fit for sale, which involves a process called fining, or clarification.

In order to minimize loss of colour and flavour, and also ensure no off-flavours are added to the wine, at Concha y Toro we use the most wine-friendly fining agents possible. Depending of the state of the must, in the case of white wines, and the young wine, in the case of reds, we use the minimum amount of animal derived proteins or minerals possible for fining. Prior to bottling, all flocculated protein residues are filtered off. In other words, while animal proteins may be employed, the final wine is effectively protein free. Therefore, at the end of the day it is a matter it is matter of consumer choice. Concha y Toro will use viable non-animal derived fining agents where possible. "