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  • San Giacomo Saba - 750ml


San Giacomo Saba
750 ml bottle
- Reggio Emelia, Italy

This wonderful elixir comes to us from Andrea Bezzecchi of Acetaia San Giacomo, a maker of wonderful balsamic vinegars. Saba is a true 'grape must'—crushed whole grapes, skins, seeds, and all—that has been cooked down to perfection.

Saba's raisiny, caramel flavor makes it a perfect dessert topping. Try saba with ice cream, cheesecake, fresh fruit, panna cotta, rice or tapioca pudding, flourless chocolate cake, crepes... the list goes on! It is classically served with soft or semi-firm cheeses, or try adding it to your homemade salad dressings.

Saba is created at the beginning of the balsamic-making process. The grapes are crushed, and the juice is boiled down to a syrupy consistency. Cooked over an open fire, the grape sugars caramelize, and the flavors concentrate. It has a refreshing flavor and thick consistency—sweet to the taste, but no acidic bite. It can be used instead of balsamic in cooking, or use it to make a saba spritzer or pour it over ice cream. 

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