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The perfect combination for someone new to balsamic vinegar. A great gift for family, a friend, or oneself.
Our 12 Year Seasoned Balsamic Vinegar (100mL)
Retail Value of $145.
I chose to pair these two together because the 12 Year Seasoned is the perfect compliment to many every day dishes. It's great for experimenting and using more liberally when you choose.
With that said, the 20 Year takes it up a notch when you're looking for something with even more complexity, balance, and flavor on select dishes.
ANTICA ACETAIA MANDRIO:
- Made with Salamino, Ancellotta, Gasperossa, & Trebbiano grapes grown in the Reggio Emilia province of Italy.
- Aged in Oak, Chestnut, Cherrywood, Acacia, and Mulberry barrels.
- All of Antica Acetaia Mandrio's products are made in small batches with attention to the finest details.
THE ANATOMY OF A BOTTLE:
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I often say that authentic balsamic vinegar and the "balsamic vinegar" that you can find in the US should not share the same name.
This is because most of the balsamic vinegar that can be found is flavored wine vinegar meant to imitate the real thing.
Authentic balsamic vinegar is made from a process passed down through years of traditions.
It begins with grapes harvested in specific regions of Italy. Grapes are pressed and cooked to create what is known as must. The must is then aged in various wood barrels to create a complex and balanced flavor.
The finer details this process are a secret known only by the families who make the product and have passed it down over generations.
Authentic balsamic vinegar has a sweetness and complexity in its flavor that truly cannot be replicated with industrialized methods.
The sweetness does not taste artificial but is naturally present in a way that provides balances to the acidity. The acidity is still present and acts in tandem with the other flavors to deliver the best experience.
The taste is so smooth that one of my favorite ways to enjoy it is with a tasting spoon.
The difference between the two is immediately recognizable. Authentic balsamic vinegar is often much thicker than what you can find in the grocery store.
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Which Balsamic Vinegar Would You Recommend?
Picking the right balsamic viengar really depends on what you plan on using it for. I'd recommend reading the "Recommended Use" section of the product description before purchasing.
A list of recommendations made by the vineyard for each individual product can be found in our FAQ.
In addition, I wrote this article that I would recommend reading if this is your first time trying authentic balsamic vinegar.
How Should I Store My Balsamic?
Store balsamic vinegar away from any direct sunlight or heat. It should not be kept in a refrigerator. Many people find that it is best kept in a pantry or a cabinet.