Jean Leon obtains the V-Label seal from the Spanish Vegetarian Union. This recognition guarantees that our wines are of the highest quality and have been made using only plant based products.
The v-label Seal is an internationally recognized certification that serves to identify those products and services of vegan and vegetarian origin. For consumers, this labeling is a reliable guide that allows them to orient themselves during their purchases.
The V-Label seal was designed by Professor Bruno Nascimben and began to be used from 1985, after the congress of the European Vegetarian Union that took place in Italy. Thanks to this convention, consumers can very easily identify when a product is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
What is the difference between vegan wine and other wines?
The difference lies in the clarification of the wine, a process that the wine undergoes to eliminate impurities that may cloud it in the previous step to bottling.
In the clarification process, some products of animal origin such as egg albumin, casein (a protein derived from milk), gelatin (obtained from animal cartilage, usually fish), or the so-called ichthycolates (also from fish). In general, they are usually gelatins or soluble products that help a more agile fermentation.
The v-label certification that we have received at Jean Leon certifies that the wine produced at Jean Leon winery does not use animal components or derivatives in any of the production processes. With this certificate, we try to verify the transparency and quality of all our wines.
Veganism is a growing trend
According to a report published by the BBC, Spain is the 12th country in the world that eats most meat. Specifically, 94 kilos of meat are consumed per person per year. However, interest in veganism is taking hold and is becoming an increasingly leading option in our society.
In other countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy or the United States, people who choose a vegan diet represent between 10 and 13% of the population. In addition to vegans, other groups are added such as those who decide to reduce their meat consumption as a protest against intensive livestock farming or those who simply want meat in their diet for health reasons.
For many consumers, finding a vegan option when they go to the restaurant or shop at the supermarket is practically an odyssey. This certification was born in order to help these consumers identify, through the labeling of these products, what vegan options are available for them.
From Jean Leon, we join this animal respect philosophy, for the environment and the respectful relationship between man and nature.