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Affinato, Aceto Balsamic Tradizionale di Modena DOP Red Seal Balsamic Vinegar

SKU AFF-001
Affinato, Aceto Balsamic Tradizionale di Modena DOP AFF-001

Affinato, Aceto Balsamic Tradizionale di Modena DOP Red Seal Balsamic Vinegar

SKU AFF-001
Your Price $115.95
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"Red Seal" Traditional Balsamic Vinegar hails from the region of Emilia Romagna, and two consortiums oversee vinegar production in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Each consortium defines the standards, the local varieties of grapes, bottle shape, and awards for their respective fine vinegars. In the Modena consortium, the vinegar must only be bottled in bottles having the shape and capacity of the Giugiaro bottle, similar to a globe with a square base. Further, the designation includes DOP, under the direction of the European Union. This is the white seal cap selection, denoted by the consortium as "at least 12 years old".

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena must be aged for at least 12 years in a series of casks of different woods, among them oak, juniper, ash, mulberry, cherry, and chestnut. The aging and wood varieties develop the balsamic vinegar’s complex characteristics and nuances.

The traditional recipe includes years of patient tending, as the boiled trebbiano grape must age in attics for years before being brought to the consortium for its critical evaluation.

Under the guidelines of the consortium, the vinegar is evaluated by a committee of certified tasters. The vinegar is judged using a point system, and the best are classified as Affinato (old) or Extravecchio (extra old). These are the only officially recognized classifications from the Modena consortium.

If you previously selected Cavalli Silver Seal, we have changed to this selection as an equivalent top quality balsamic in better packaging.

Beautifully gift boxed.

100 ml

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