Villa Bellentani balsamic vinegar – Black Label – This Very Special Quality Product (V.S.Q.P.) is the longest aged balsamic vinegar produced by Villa Bellentani. This vinegar, mature and rich in flavor is aged for many years in small casks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.