12 Year Old Traditional Balsamic

It takes half a generation to produce 100ml of this intense, viscous, woody, fruity, vinegar with an incredible longevity of flavour
Size: 100ml
£57.00
In stock
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has a long, venerable history and its production today is closely controlled by the Consorzio Aceto Balsamico di Modena and awarded a Protected Designation of Origin. To fit with the Consortio’s standards, and conform with the PDO rules, wine-quality grapes are cooked down for days, creating a thick, black, caramelised must, which is placed in into huge oak barrels. From there, it takes up to 12  years to pass through a series of barrels of progressively smaller size (known as a battery). The taste is sublime, mixing elements of wood aroma with date, plum - some people think fruit cake - as well as the sweet start and acidic finish. The length of flavour, even with a small drop, is very, very impressive. Did you know? During the Renaissance (1300-1600), casks of balsamico were given as part of wedding dowries.        
Energy 1116kJ/262kcal
Fat 0.0g
of which Saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrates 60.4g
of which Sugars 60.4g
Fibre 0g
Protein 0.4g
Salt 0.1g
Cooked grape must (100%)
STORE YOUR BALSAMIC IN A COOL, DARK CUPBOARD.
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