375 ml - Zinfandel Agrodolce Vinegar
Suisun Valley, California
In Italian, agrodolce means "sweet and sour,"
and this nuanced vinegar beautifully expresses both. Albert and Kim Katz have long been fascinated with the idea of marrying the sweetness and complexity of wine grapes
that have been left on the vine
to concentrate the flavors and natural sugars together with bright and crisp acidity.
The versatility of this new elixir will expand the repertoire of every level of cook. This excellent vinegar has a rich, complex flavor - try sipping a bit from a spoon. While the nose combines fruity with pleasantly sharp, the flavor is rich, mellow and winey.
Use this anytime
you'd use red wine vinegar. For a simple salad dressing,
add just a drizzle of olive oil, along with salt and pepper. You'll find you'll need less oil with the balanced acidity in AgroDolce than in your regular dressing recipe. It's great for sauteing, stir fries and marinades, or try it in our Sautéed Apples, Onions and Mushrooms.
It particularly complements tomatoes, and it's just wonderful reduced and sprinkled over figs, perhaps accompanied some semi-firm white cheese.
Perhaps the best surprise is that because there is enough sugar in agrodolce, you can reduce it in a pan to create wonderful syrupy topping for everything from fruit to steaks!
About the AgroDolce
The Zinfandel grapes that go into this product are harvested late, after their sugars are fully developed. The fermented juice from the grapes is added to oak barrels along with an established vinegar "mother." The finished product has a jammy texture with fresh berry overtones and a tart, crisp finish.