Gato Negro Malbec is Not Vegan Friendly

by GatoNegro VSPT Wine Group
Address: Santiago
Checked by: Glamour Girlcat
Double checked by: Ian, Daniela
Added: about 14 years ago
Double Checked: almost 7 years ago

Company email (October 2017)
"Con respecto a los vinos de GatoNegro: en el caso de la albúmina, el huevo y la gelatina, los vinos que no utilizan este tip de componentes son: Pinot Noir, Rosé, Chardonnay y Sauvignon Blanc. Los vinos tintos contienen gelatina en su elaboración."

[Google translation: "Regarding GatoNegro wines: in the case of albumin, egg and gelatine, wines that do not use this type of components are Pinot Noir, Rosé, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Red wines contain gelatin in their preparation."]

[Pinot noir is a red, we're leaving it as unknown until we hear something less conflicting]

Company email (December 2012):
"We were confirming some facts with our current GatoNegro winemaker, in order to give you the best possible answer.
We don’t know from whom the website got this information, but it’s not 100% accurate.
In general red wines contain gelatin, albumin, or egg whites that are used to refined the wines. so they aren’t suitable for vegans.
All though White and Rosé wines such as Gato Negro Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé, contain no animal-derived ingredients , and have not used animal ingredients in their processing or production.
Another choice that you can drink is 35 South Organic, you can drink red or whites ; they don’t have any animal-derived ingredients."

Company email (circa 2010)
"To be absolutely sure, I have asked the winemaker of our brand GatoNegro, who has assured me that his wines do not include the use of animal products, such as egg, gelatin, isinglass or shellfish, in its fining process.

The vinification process is as follows: (reds and whites alike, except for the pump-overs, the latter ones)

"Once the grapes arrive to the cellar, they are vinified in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures below 28°C. Several pump-overs take place in order to obtain a good colored wine, which keeps all the fruity character of the grapes. After that, the wine is clarified and stabilized by coldness, to avoid unpleasant sediments in the bottle. It is filtered by mechanical means prior to bottling, so the wine can maintain all its structure and intensity"."

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