25 Star Dark Balsamic Vinegar

25 STAR QUALITY BALSAMIC VINEGAR

REGION:   MODENA, ITALY

Our unique quality artisan 25* Dark Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Italy is made using time honored traditions, same as the dark balsamic. Aged 12-18 years and it is not cut or reduced, so you know you are getting the AUTHENTIC balsamic straight from the source. This is not like store bought balsamics because there is no table vinegar involved. Sweet, thick, and with the perfect acidity. This is truly a staple for those who love balsamic.

 

HISTORY

Modena is an amazing city in the heart of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region between Parma and Bologna.  Like most of the Emilia-Romagna provinces, the area where Modena now stands was part of the ancient pre-Roman Etruscan civilization’s territory before Rome took over.  The inner city is a perfectly preserved medieval town with cobblestone streets and one of Italy’s most striking cathedrals.  The Duomo of Modena is a 12th-Century cathedral dedicated to St. Germain and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its impressive Gothic architecture. 

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is an ancient product having been recorded in the royal archives of Emperor Henry II in 1046, when he gave some as a gift to Countess Matilde of Canossa.  At that time it was used as an elixir and the recipe was a secret, passed from father to son.  Since then, Balsamic Vinegar has been known as a precious condiment with special therapeutic properties.

Our supplier began their artisan vinegar company in 1889.  Surrounded by rural farmlands and a passion for the Earth’s bounty, the company continues under the watchful eye of the third generation. Prepared using ancient traditional procedures, the process begins with careful selection of the Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes.  They are ideal for the high sugar content required for production.  These grapes a