REGION: MODENA, ITALY
Our supplier began their artisan vinegar company in 1889. Surrounded by rural farmlands and a passion for the Earth’s bounty, the company continues under the watchful eye of the third generation. Prepared using ancient traditional procedures, the process begins with careful selection of the Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes. They are ideal for the sugar content required for production. These grapes are pressed and the resulting juice called “must” is heated in copper cauldrons until the volume is reduced through evaporation to about 40% of the original weight. The liquid is then decanted into wooden barrels (chestnut, oak, juniper and cherry) and left to age and transform into vinegar. As time goes by, part of the liquid evaporates and part of the liquid is absorbed into the wood. This is the moment called “rincalzo” which happens in the period of grape harvest. The liquid is transferred into smaller barrels while the new “must” is added to “top off” the bigger barrel. And so continues the process.
25 Star Quality
The true artisan quality product from centuries old recipes. The vinegar is aged in small barrels under the traditional methods with strict controls. It reaches a perfect balance of aroma and flavor when fully mature.
Dark as night with a heavenly thick consistency and a sweet, pungent taste that delights all the senses.
Product Description: Our Balsamic Vinegar is produced in Modena, Italy and is the result of the maturation of cooked grape must that has been slowly aged to perfection in casks of Oak. Manufactured with traditional methods and techniques, the strictest laboratory controls and state of the art technology. Our Balsamic Vinegar of Modena carries only the best characteristics of this special product.
- Use in sauces, marinades, salad dressings, & desserts
- Traditional style condiment
- Caramel free
- Non GMO Project Verified
Statement: 25 Star Balsamic Vinegar does not contain any of the following allergens, sensitive ingredients, or restricted ingredients:
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed animal protein
Shelf Life: Shelf life is 36 months from date of production.
Sewer Sludge and Irradiation Statement: Products are food grade and have not had any contact with sewage sludge or radiation.
Country of Origin: Italy.