Valeri “Botte Segreta” Condiment is a gift pack obtained from the traditional balsamic vinegar production line, presented in an attractive container that enhances its characteristics to be given as a gift on any occasion. It is obtained from the same supply line as the PDO products and contains only cooked grape must aged in barrels made of different woods to distinguish its prized sweet-and-sour organoleptic flavours enhanced in combination with boiled meats or mature cheeses or simply to season cooked vegetables, a simple hors d’oeuvre or an aperitif, better still added to vanilla ice cream and ripe fruit. We suggest it on cooked vegetables, soups and pasta, rice, grilled meat and fish, mature cheeses, fruit and white ice cream.
Condiments: Anything that does not comply with the PDO or PGI specifications, even for just one parameter of that regulation, must be defined differently on the label, and so “Condiment” distinguishes the product commercially. They are usually obtained from the same production line as Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI or as the two PDO products, complete with different aromas acquired in the passages from different casks, to ensure the products have real and alternative balsamic aromas. The seasonings are used following what is already known and recommended for PGI and PDO products but, precisely the more or less evident and original flavourings that they might express, can trigger interesting and diverse sensations on the palate so as to make them a valid alternative for those who like to appreciate, discover and diversify the pleasures of the dining table.