Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena aged 12 years: definition “The real ‘natural’ balsamic vinegar is obtained from cooked grape must, matured by slow acetification and progressive concentration through very long ageing in series of vessels of different woods, without any addition of aromatic substances. Dark brown in colour and shiny, it manifests its density in a correct, flowing syrupiness. It has a characteristic and complex, penetrating aroma, with evident but pleasant and aromatic acidity. With a traditional and inimitable well-balanced sweet and sour flavour, it is generously full-bodied and savoury with velvety nuances in keeping with its olfactory characteristics.
Use it on vegetables and fine meats or aged cheeses, but it is also worth tasting on mozzarella or, better still, on vanilla ice cream, on ripe and tender fruit or simply on its own as a digestive at the end of a meal, a teaspoonful is enough! Never taste balsamic vinegar with a metal teaspoon – use a plastic or even better a ceramic one. On the label, in addition to the logo, only “Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO” may be written and nothing else. The natural wood package, customised for the “Valeri-Consorzio”, contains the “unique and guaranteed” Giugiaro Design ampoule complete with the “Modena-style tie”, the “drip” dispenser stopper and the ceramic spoon as well as the practical manual and illustrated recipe book already translated into six languages. Inside is also the pendant to personalise your gifts. The package can be reused as a practical jewellery case!