Maschio Prosecco is Vegan Friendly

by Banfi Vintners
Address: Italy
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Email: BSiconolfi@banfi.com
URL: http://www.riunite.com/
Checked by: Bonnie
Double checked by: JA, Gaudioso, Holly, Dana, susan
Added: about 3 years ago

Company email (December 2010):
"Our Quality Control Department states that Fontana Candida wines do not contain animal ingredients. However, small quantities (in the order of fractions of g / l) of isinglass and casein (the latter only in white wines - it's derived from milk) are used in the processing/filtration of the product, in particular for the clarification; these substances then precipitate and are removed by decanting and subsequent filtration. In wine there are not even traces of these substances, since these substances are un-dissolvable in wine."

Company email (BSiconolfi@banfi.com) regarding Maschio Prosecco (January 2011):
"No animal ingredients are used in the production process, including the fining process."

Company email (February 2011 & April 2011):
"The winery informs us that in the fining process, gelatin is used for Riunite red wines and casein is used for Riunite white wines. The winery noted that even though the above animal-derived products are used in the fining process, no trace is left in the wine since these substances are un-dissolvable in wine. Therefore, the wines are vegan.(ED NOTE: not by Barnivore's definition)"

Company mail (September 2010):
"The winery informs us that in the fining process, gelatin is used for Riunite red wines and casein is used for Riunite white wines. The winery noted that even though the above animal-derived products are used
in the fining process, no trace is left in the wine since these substances are un-dissolvable in wine. Therefore, the wines are vegan"

Company email:
"In answer to your question, the winery informs us that in the fining process, gelatin is used for Riunite red wines and casein is used for Riunite white wines."

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