18 year Aged traditional Balsamic Vinegar
Our artisian quality balsamic vinegar of Modena Italy is made using a 100 year old family recipe. The process begins with the careful selection of Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes grown in the Modena region. These grapes are pressed and the resulting just called "must" is heated in copper cauldrons until the volume is reduced through evaporation by about 40%. The liquid is then decanted into wooden barrels (chestnut, oak, juniper, and cherry) and left to age and tansform into vinegar. As time goes by, part of the liquid evaporates and part of the liquid is absorbed into the wood. The liquid is transferred into smaller barrels while the new "must" is added to top-off the bigger barrel. And so continues the process.
This smooth, rich vinegar is wonderful on aged cheeses, cured meats, salmon, fresh fruits and desserts. 375 ml (13 oz)