Italy is known for its rich winemaking history and today many Italian winemakers are producing vegan wines, which are made without the use of animal products or byproducts in the winemaking process.
Italian winemakers use a variety of methods to produce vegan wines, such as using alternative clarifying agents like bentonite clay, activated charcoal, or pea protein to remove impurities from the wine. Some wineries also use organic or biodynamic farming practices to grow their grapes, which can promote soil health and reduce the need for synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
Examples of Italian vegan wines include those made from Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Pinot Grigio grapes. Many of these wines are also labeled as organic, biodynamic, or natural, indicating that the winemaker has taken steps to reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainable winemaking practices.