Wine that’s delicious and good for the environment? Sign us up! While the concept of vegan wine might sound a bit unnecessary as it turns out, the typical wine making process often uses products derived from animals, thereby limiting the availability of wines suitable for vegans and vegetarians to drink. Luckily for herbivore wine lovers there’s finally a solution as Delheim Wine Estate has just released two vegan wines: a 2018 Pinotage Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc!
Instead of using traditional animal-derived fining agents — such as casein (milk protein), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, and gelatin — in their wine making process, Delheim has changed the game by using a plant-derived protein to make these two wines making them totally vegan-friendly!
One sip of the Pinotage Rosé will remind you of a perky pink spring breeze. Produced using slow-ripening grapes, this Rosé is a rich salmon colour with a bold pink hue. With notes of pomegranate and cranberry as well as hints of candyfloss and blossoms, the wine is beautifully balanced in terms of acidity, juicy red berries and sweetness. It pairs perfectly with just about any dish from pastas to fresh roasted rainbow vegetables, keeping with the vegan theme.
With the pale green-hued Sauvignon Blanc, wine lovers can expect a more tropical, complex body with aromas of citrus and gooseberry, and green figs and lime. This wine is delicious with aubergines and seasonal salads.
The 2018 Delheim Rosé (R75) and Sauvignon Blanc (R79) are both available at leading wine retailers and restaurants, as well as from Delheim Wine Farm. For more information visit the Delheim website.