• ACETAIA LEONARDI, BALSAMIC, 10 YEAR

    Il Pregiato (the precious one) is the Leonardi’s family selection from a batteria with minimum 10 travasi (topping up).

    SKU: 14ALB10 Category:
  • ACETAIA LEONARDI, BALSAMIC, 3 YEAR

    Dama (Lady) is the Leonardi’s youngest Condimento Balsamico. A special selection from a batteria which has been topped up at least three times, this Balsamico is the ideal entry-level Balsamico to those seeking an upgrade from the industrial brands.

    SKU: 14AL3 Category:
  • ACETAIA LEONARDI, BALSAMIC, 5 YEAR

    La Corte (the court) is a bottling from a barrel in a batteria that has been topped-up at least 5 times.

    SKU: 14ALB5 Category:
  • ACETAIA LEONARDI, CHERRY BALSAMIC

    Very few producers (if any) can have a batteria made entirely of precious cherry wood. Ciliegio (cherry) is a limited-number bottling from a 20-year travassi barrel of a batteria made entirely of cherry-wood barrels. Do you remember the smell of a freshly baked cherry pie? That is the first image that comes to mind along with freshly picked amarene (sour cherries). Sweet, clean and very aromatic.

    SKU: 14TBC Category:
  • ACETAIA LEONARDI, JUNIPER BALSAMIC

    Very few producers (if any) can have a batteria made entirely of ancient juniper wood. Ginepro (juniper) is a limited-number bottling from a 20-year travassi barrel of a batteria made entirely of juniper-wood barrels.  Do you remember the smell when you used to sharpen your pencils? That is the first image that comes to mind along with opening a drawer or a closet made of old cedar wood. Clean, polished, so aromatic it brings back childhood memories.

    SKU: 14TBJ Category:
  • ACETAIA LEONARDI, SABA

    Acetaia Leonardi’s Saba is unique. The family’s Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes are grown in the 7 hectares surrounding the family home and acetaia. After a gentle crushing, the juice and pulp is coarsely filtered and the mosto (mash),is cooked (cotto) in an open copper vat at 175-200°F for a day or two, reducing it to about a third the volume. The concentrated mosto cotto is then cooled and placed in large oak casks which were previously inoculated with a mother of vinegar, a batch of vinegar alive with a culture of aceto-bacteria. The Saba will stay in the casks for almost 4 years, giving a deep complexity to the Saba, without converting it to vinegar.

    SKU: 16SABA-P Category:
  • BLIS ELIXER VINEGAR

    With notes of butterscotch, vanilla and tart chocolate, BLiS Elixer vinegar is more universal than balsamic in application due to its most interesting and unique flavor profile. Bourbon casks that have previously aged pure maple syrup for many months are assembled in a true solera system. While expensive and time consuming, this method of further aging produces a one of a kind, very complex vinegar.

    SKU: 14BLELIX Category:
  • CAMPARI, BALSAMIC, 15 YEAR

    This precious balsamic vinegar arises from Lodovico Campari’s passion for Modena and its origins. Trebbiano grapes are picked at their peak ripeness and the must that is obtained is then left to ferment in open top vessels. Once the cooked must has reduced by two thirds, it is then put in oak barrels where it stands in the dark of the attics. From one year to another, Lodovico Campari’s Balsamic Vinegar is transferred from one wood barrel to another, drawing distinctive and unmistakable aromas from each different kind of wood, from cherry to juniper. The Balsamico is then left to the generations of experienced master tasters to decide its readiness. The deep sapphire color, the limpidity, the thick velvety texture and the deep contrast between its initial sweet element and its final acidulous one, makes Campari’s Aceto Balsamico one of the true jewels of Modena.

    SKU: 14C15 Category:
  • CAVALLI BALSAMIC CONDIMENTO

    Cavalli Balsamic Classico Condimento is carefully crafted from grape must aged in barrels of various woods including cherry and juniper. This more affordable balsamic seasoning is popular for using in the preparation of fine foods. It is so named to distinguish it from the more precious Tradizionale Balsamic Vinegar.

    SKU: 14CAVBAL Category:
  • CAVALLI, RISERVA NANDO BALSAMIC

    Produced by Giovanni Cavalli, the son of Ferdinando Cavalli, the legendary founder of the Reggio Emilia Consortium. Aged in antique mulberry and juniper barrels, dating back to 1920, for 5 years. Aged longer than most condimentos, the flavor is more intense with a silky smooth richness, like a rare port.

    SKU: 14CAVNAN Category:
  • DEL DESTINO, BALSAMIC

    Del Destino Italian vinegars reflect the very best of the traditional Balsamic Vinegars of Modena. Twice certified, these vinegars simulate the sweetness and thickness of the aged Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale. Balsamic Vinegar is now being graded and certified similar to the ways wines, cheeses and meats are graded and certified. This promotional material is to assist in the understanding of whom, why and what the regulations and criteria for certification are. Atalanta carries the One and Three Diamond Quality. Del Destino Vinegar is certified by PGI (Protected Geographical Identification) and also by Cermet (Italian Process Certification.) After the vinegar is CERTIFIED TWICE, it is then graded utilizing the Diamond System.

    SKU: 14BAL5 Category:
  • DUKE MODENA, BALSAMIC

    Documents dating back to the 16th century show that by this time, balsamic vinegar was a prized ingredient reserved for the court of the Duke of Este (Italy) and the chosen few, to whom he would give it as presents and menus from this period show that it was always present at meals. Indeed, its popularity was such that the whole of the west tower of the Ducal Palace in Modena was dedicated exclusively to its production.

    SKU: 14DUK3-P Category:
  • FATTORIA ESTENSE DECOCREAM, BALSAMIC GLAZE OF MODENA

    Pleasantly acetic, persistent, delicate with wooden notes odour. Sweet, characteristic, well balanced flavour. The grape must and vinegars begin their acidification process and are then stored in barrels made of various kinds of wood for their indispensable maturing and aging process. During this period of time, the vinegar absorbs from the woods, the typical bouquet of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The longer the vinegar is aged, the more complex it becomes.

    SKU: 14FECREA Category:
  • FATTORIA ESTENSE, BALSAMIC GOLD

    The 12 year balsamic from Fattoria Estense originates from the Gran Riserva cask at the farm in Modena, Italy. It is also produced using a traditional process, and stored in an elegant glass bottle with a wooden/cork stopper branded with the wax mark of Fattoria Estense. You will find this balsamic vinegar to be creamy, sweet and dense with a perfect final hint of its 6% acidity. This vinegar will definitely have you coming back for more.

    SKU: 14FE12 Category:
  • FATTORIA ESTENSE, BALSAMIC SILVER

    Fattoria Estense Silver Label Balsamic Vinegar is a magnificent balsamic vinegar. This balsamic vinegar is created from a family recipe and processed using fermentation. After the vinegar is analyzed, processed, and bottled, it is ready to be used. This balsamic vinegar is a marvelous with meats, fish, cheeses, and vegetables. It also has many other uses like dessert.

    SKU: 14FE10 Category:
  • GIUSTI RICCARDO, BALSAMIC VINEGAR

    Rich & thick…an extraordinarily dense balsamic vinegar with predominant sweet notes, maintaining the famous bouquet of aromas. Riccardo balsamic vinegar is a 2008 Sofi Gold Medal Winner, a vinegar of exceptional quality made according to the original recipe of Riccardo Giusti.
    Distinguished by its roundness & sweetness, Riccardo balsamic can be added directly to most foods as a thick sauce…ideal for barbecued meats, & cooked meats including poultry, seafood, & game. Drizzle over cheeses, fresh fruit, pancakes, or crepes.

    SKU: 14GRBAL Category:
  • LEONARDI BALAMICO CONDIMENTO 20 YR.

    Since the rules of the Consorzio of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena allow only a limited number of bottles a year to bear the Seal of Quality, many of the traditional producers bottle a limited amount of balsamico under the Condimento Balsamico category and label. This means that the product has not undergone the scrutiny nor the very limited quota of the Traditional consortium and therefore, reflects the quality standards of the Leonardi family.
    Syrupy as a chocolate sauce. Shades of brown with bright mirror refflections. Aromas of grapes, apples and caramel with a well-balanced hint of wild flower honey and maple syrup. Rich and vibrant on the tongue with a sudden lively finish. Sweet and sour in the front of the mouth and in the back with evolving caramel flavors, raisins and fresh cherries.

    SKU: 14LB20 Category:
  • LEONARDI BALSAMICA BIANCA

    The sweet Trebbiano grape must is reduced until a delicate golden color, then transferred to oak barrels previously acidified by mother vinegar in order for it to generate the acidification process.

    SKU: 14WLB Category:
  • MODENACETI BALSAMIC GLAZE

    Modenaceti Balsamic Glaze is made from concentrated and cooked grape must (50%) and Modenaceti Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Gold (49%). It is intensely aromatic, complex and sweet. Use Modenaceti Balsamic Glaze to finish off a dish or make an extraordinary experience out of a simple dish. It is perfect for appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

    SKU: 14BGL13-P Category:
  • MODENACETI, BALSAMIC

    The flavor profile of a balsamic vinegar is defined by its must content. The more must, the sweeter the taste. Modenaceti Classic sets the highest standards for a Balsamic Vinegar of Modena for salads. It is matured balsamic vinegar with a slightly tart-taste profile that enhances all types of salads.

    SKU: 14MOD-P Category:
  • ORGANIC VILLA MANODORI BALSAMIC

    Villa Manodori Balsamics are produced in very small quantities by Massimo Bottura, chef and owner of Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena. This artisan aceto is made using exclusively organic Trebbiano grapes that are crushed into a must and aged in a battery of oak, chestnut and juniper barrels. The dark color and rich aroma of the vinegar makes it very versatile.

    SKU: 14VMORG Category:
  • RUSTICHELLA D’ABRUZZO, BALSAMIC VINEGAR, 12 YEAR (SILVER)

    A balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy with a medium density and bright sweetness. Gianluigi Peduzzi has carefully selected many products from around Italy to augment the Rustichella d’Abruzzo pantry. Among these, three unique Balsamic Vinegars from Modena IGP (Identificazione Geografica Protetta). New regulatory laws at the EU level were enacted to make certain products receive an IGP denomination, and Balsamic Vinegars from Modena were among them. Now we can all be sure that the balsamic vinegars are 100% made in Modena, and together with Gianluigi’s guarantee, we feel Manicaretti has a wide selection of the finest caliber balsamic vinegar from Modena.

    SKU: 14RU12Y Category:
  • SABA, ACETAIA LEONARDI

    Acetaia Leonardi’s Saba is unique. The family’s Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes are grown in the 7 hectares surrounding the family home and acetaia. After a gentle crushing, the juice and pulp is coarsely filtered and the mosto (mash), is cooked (cotto) in an open copper vat at 175-200°F for a day or two, reducing it to about a third the volume. The concentrated mosto cotto is then cooled and placed in large oak casks which were previously inoculated with a mother of vinegar, a batch of vinegar alive with a culture of aceto-bacteria. The Saba will stay in the casks for almost 4 years, giving a deep complexity to the Saba, without converting it to vinegar.

    SKU: 14SABA-P Category:
  • SAN GIULIANO, 10 YEAR BALSAMIC

    San Giuliano balsamic vinegar of Modena is obtained by the fermentation and maturation of pure grape must and wine vinegar in wooden casks. It has a fragrant bouquet and a balanced sweet and sour taste. These exquisite characteristics make it an ideal condiment, equally good for the simplest and most sophisticated dishes. It is excellent on boiled foods, as well as oven-prepared meats and fish, and also adds a delicate taste to vegetables and salads.

    SKU: 14SG Category: