Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena DOP 12 Years
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO
(Protected Designation of Origin)It is famous and appreciated all over the world. It obtained DOC protection in 1986 (L.93 of 03/04/86). It was recognized DOP by the European Community on 17/04/2000.
For the production of our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, the must of typical Modena grapes is used, mainly Trebbiano and Lambruschi grown in our organically-run vineyards in Castelfranco Emilia in the province of Modena, without adding other substances.
The grapes we use for our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar are manually selected when harvested and pressed in the cellar by soft pressing to extract only the flower must.
The must obtained is left to settle for a whole night after which it is cooked over direct heat in open-air boilers.
After cooking, a natural fermentation and acetification of the cooked must is subsequently started.
Once inserted into the battery, decanting is carried out between the barrels of various woods once a year, with slow aging under the watchful eye of the manufacturer for at least 12 years.