Chateau des Charmes is Unknown

Address: 1025 York Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Phone: 905.262.4219
Fax: 905.262.5548
Checked by: Steph H.
Double checked by: Michele
Added: over 7 years ago
Double Checked: about 3 years ago

Company email, February 2012:

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The production team tells me that the current vintages that are available for sale may have had albumin used at one point in the fining process in a tank or two. So the original statement on your website is correct and should be the one that is available to your members.

Company email, February 2012:

"Please revert to our 'older' comment about the rare use of albumin. It is correct." [Note: we've asked for more information]

From the company (July 2011):

"I came across your notation of our winery as NOT vegan friendly. We have not used albumin as a fining agent for many years. If we fine at all we use bentonite. Therefore we are vegan friendly."

Company email (older):

"At Chateau des Charmes our fining agent of choice is bentonite, an inert clay. On rare occasions we will need to supplement the bentonite with albumin (egg white). But this is the winemaking team's decision and is on a tank-by-tank basis."