REALE Condimenti Balsamici 12 Year
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REALE Balsamic Vinegar is REAL Vinegar! There is just ONE ingredient – grapes! The Leonardi family has been making Balsamic Vinegar for 147 years with sheer artistry and craft. They use Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes that are grown on their estate in Italy. The grapes are cooked at a low temperature for 36 hours which produces a grape must. The must is then placed in large wooden barrels (oak, chestnut, cherry, ash, juniper, and mulberry) with a starter, similar to sourdough bread. At the end of the first year, the musts are moved to smaller barrels made from a different wood. At the end of the 12-year cycle, the must has gone through 12 barrels of different woods (all 6 used twice) to achieve its full character and distinctive flavor. The flavor of Balsamic evolves over time and the longer it is aged, the richer and sweeter it becomes.
The box and the bottle itself are beautiful and reflect the product’s refinement!
This 100% Balsamic Vinegar is so delicious it will complement most anything. Some of our favorites are in pasta, soups, rice or spooned over any grilled meat, vegetable or cheese. At this age, the Vinegar is rich enough to simply enjoy a spoonful! Try one at the end of a meal to help with digestion.
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