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La Vecchia Balsamic 30-anniv 500ml

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La Vecchia Balsamic 30-anniv 500ml
Product Code: 6096
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500 ml - Modena, Italy

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In honor of their 30th anniversary, balsamic vinegar makers La Vecchia Dispensa created this commemorative gem, a rich, thick balsamic ideal for drizzling.

For this vinegar, the grape must has been cooked down a bit longer than usual, and then aged in small, new wood barrels, before being transferred to open barrels to finish fermentation.

Serving Suggestions
Experience over the centuries has shown that balsamic vinegar should be the last ingredient added to any dish, except when used to dress salads; of course, balsamic is excellent in vinaigrette. A delicious balsamic may be appreciated to the full on flakes of Parmesan cheese, on strawberries, on steak or on ice cream. The 30th-anniversary balsamic is full-bodied and particularly good with venison, as well as duck and other game birds.

What is Balsamic Vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is vinegar made directly from the must (juice) resulting from crushing Trebbiano grapes. Unlike wine vinegar, the grapes are not turned into wine before being made into vinegar (although the majority of vinegars labeled "balsamic" in the U.S. are wine vinegar, perhaps with grape must added, often just with caramel color added).

In the balsamic-making process, the must is cooked over direct heat, and then aged in a series of differently sized casks of choice woods (oak, mulberry, juniper and chestnut), until the vinegar develops the flavor characteristics of traditional balsamico, a process that takes years. In Italy, there is a distinction between official balsamico tradizionale and everything else. (Condimento balsamico is one way to refer to balsamic-style vinegar that has not received the tradizionale label.) Tradizionale, always very expensive, must pass tastings by a special consortium panel to determine its worthiness. When the vinegar achieves the necessary score from the panel, it is a seal. There are some terrific vinegars out there, however, that are not tradizionale, but are far above the usual supermarket options, too.

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by Donna
on 3/23/2010
I'm hooked!
I've tried several different balsamics from Chef Shop and this one is my favorite! It's thick and delicious! I have put it on steaks, pork loin, grilled pineapple and always use it on salads with yummy success! I may never be able to afford the LA VECCHIA DISPENSA 100-YR BALSAMIC (which is on my wish list), but this one is excellent tasting and the price can't be beat! Thank you La Vecchia and Chef Shop! 
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