This all-natural, Barrel-Aged Traditional Style Balsamic Condiment (also referred to as “25 Star”) is made using traditional methods by one of the most renowned makers of Balsamic Vinegars in Modena, Italy. First quality grape must, obtained from whole pressed grapes from locally grown late-harvested varietals, particularly Trebbiano and Lambrusco, is reduced by roughly half and left to ferment naturally for up to three weeks. The resulting concentrated grape must is then blended with a small amount of premium aged wine vinegar to balance the acidity and matured and further concentrated for a minimum of 18 months in Slavonia Oak casks.
The resulting Balsamic Condiment is a glossy and viscous dark brown, with beautiful orange reflections. It has a velvety texture and a slight fruity sweetness, balanced 4.5% acidity and mellow oak undertones.
Our Barrel Aged Balsamic Condiment should not be used as an ingredient when cooking, as heat might affect the balance of sweet and sour and cause bitterness. It can and should, however, be used after cooking. It is perfect for finishing stews, risottos, scallops, grilled meats and fish. It is, of course, also extraordinary over fresh cut berries, melon, aged cheeses and vanilla ice cream.
Product of Italy.
Contains naturally occurring sulfites.