DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia - Red Seal 12yr+
Region: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Style: DOP Balsamic Vinegar - Traditional - Aged - 12+yr
Density: 1.33+ (approximately)
Description: Aged for over 12 years, this product is made exclusively of cooked grape must aged for many years in wooden barrels, where it concentrates naturally and gets thicker and more aromatic from year to year. Every year it is transferred into a different wooden barrel to acquire the various aromas of oak, chestnut, mulberry, cherry, ash, and juniper,. The Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia DOP - Denominazione di Origine Protetta” in Italian, or PDO “Protected Designation of Origin", can only be bottled in the specially shaped 100ml glass jar whose shape is that of an "inverted tulip", which is then numbered and sealed with the DOP mark by the Consortium (The Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia PDO). It is a highly regulated process to assure the end user of the product's authenticity.
The DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emila Red (Aragosta) Seal 12+yrs contains NO preservatives, NO colours, NO caramel, NO thickening agents, and NO added sugars. The only ingredients are cooked grape must. Only a couple of drops of this fine balsamic will leave you and your guests with lasting impressions.
Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: The flavour of this balsamic is rich and complex. On the palate is is extra dense and well-balanced. Generally reserved for your finest dishes and occasions, its thick texture makes this balsamic ideal with ripe cheeses, over grilled meats, and over fresh strawberries and poached pears. This rich, dark balsamic can be used as a dessert topping, a salad dressing base, or as an everyday condiment! A balsamic to be paired with any of our olive oils, and simply divine on its own. Use it to enhance the flavour of carpaccio, fresh vegetables and salads, or to add zest to shellfish, chicken breast, and red meats. Excellent for cooking game.
Ingredients: 100% cooked grape must
Acidity: 5% (minimum requirement but often higher)
Packaging: "Red - 'Aragosta' Label": Elegantly presented in the required and Consortium-regulated tulip shaped glass bottle. The bottle is contained in a beautiful display box along with a cork pourer and a traditional glass taster.