Querciabella among the vegan wines to try out according to Nivedita Jayaram Pawar.
In her article on architecturaldigest.in, travel, design and food writer Nivedita Jayaram Pawar explains how not all wines are created vegan, an interesting yet still unfamiliar topic for many, and one close to our hearts.
The main reason why wine cannot be classified as vegan has to do with the winemaking process, where animal products are commonly used for fining. However, as Nivedita pinpoints, the good news is that more and more winemakers are opting for natural and plant-based agents such as bentonite, or activated charcoal.
At Querciabella, we rigorously avoid any animal products from vineyard to cellar since 2010. Therefore, our wines are not only vegan-friendly but organic and cruelty-free, as Vishal Kadakia our importer in India, brilliantly sums up:
Wineries like Querciabella are pushing the boundaries of the vegan wine movement. Querciabella, based in Tuscany use mulch, derived from plants, which serves as a vital nutrient to the vine. The family estate in fact goes a step further by not using any animals in their vineyards. Some wineries use horses as transport and geese and sheep to clear out pests. So Querciabella is on the absolute forefront of the vinous vegan revolution.
—Vishal Kadakia · Founder and Head, The Wine Park
In the article, Nivedita greatly recommends Querciabella Chianti Classico 2017 as a perfect foil for any food with tomato sauce or, for a hearty pairing, spaghetti with lentil bolognese.
This is a sublime red wine of excellent vintage that beautifully balances opulent red fruit and crisp acidity. The 14 months patient maturation in fine-grained oak barrels adds a layer of softness and enhances the fruit notes typical of quality Sangiovese.
—Nivedita Jayaram Pawar · Architectural Digest, India