Traditional Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Traditional dark balsamic vinegar is made by cooking down Trebbiano grape must until caramelized. The thickened must is then transferred to wood fired wood barrels where the must is aged and allowed to thicken. A “mother vinegar” (made from previously aged balsamic vinegar), is added to the must which gives aged balsamic vinegar a little bite at the end making it a vinegar. As the must thickens and reduces the must is moved into smaller barrels of different wood varieties such as juniper, oak, chestnut or cherry. This process allows the flavor of the balsamic vinegar to form its complexity. until the final product is achieved. Between 12 to 20 years.
Uses: Salad dressing, all meats, sautéed or roasted vegetables, ice cream, seafood, grains, and desserts.
Pair w/: Any of our Extra Virgin Olive Oils