The best of the best and for those that truly appreciate the rich, full flavor of an original balsamic vinegar. The D.P.O. (designated protection of origin) style balsamics are very strictly manufactured and controlled. Our 12 Year Balsamic Vinegar from Modena is an exclusive item that does not leave Italy without being stamped, sealed, and numbered. Each 100ml bottle receives its own unique box, cork stopper, with a built-in pour spout, and a booklet containing recipes and information regarding its D.O.P.
100ml - Product of Modena, Italy
12 Year Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena P.D.O.
The Traditional Balsamic Vinegar di Modena is aged for at least 25 years and is unique from all other vinegar-based condiments. Unlike ordinary vinegar which has its origins in an alcoholic liquid, balsamic vinegar is produced directly from grape juice. This vinegar’s therapeutic properties have now been confirmed by its high content of mineral salts and sugars.
The grapes are harvested in the same region in which this balsamic vinegar is produced, crushed and its liquid must be boiled in an open vat over a fire. This liquid is then placed in high-quality wooden barrels in which through an oxidation process is transformed into vinegar. The barrels are kept in a vinegar loft “acataia” where inside is lovingly cared for through a special technique involving transfers and topping up. Over many years micro biotic and enzymatic modifications unite to achieve an exceptional balance in flagrance and flavor.