Balsamic Glazes from Ponte Vecchio are very popular because of their versatility and many flavors. They have a distinctive natural thickness due to the long cooking of the grape “must” so that to be suitable on any types of food, from appetizers to desserts. Contains absolutely no colorants, preservatives or added sugar.
What is Balsamic Vinegar of Modena?
It is a condiment typical of Modena area, made from cooked grape juice (called “MUST”), concentrated through a long cooking process and put on rest in wooden barrels to acetify and concentrate naturally.
All products from PONTE VECCHIO are made following the traditional methods handed down from father to son and using the ingredients provided by the local vineyards surrounding the farm, the typical Trebbiano white grape and Lambrusco red grape. From these two varieties of grapes, we obtain the “must” (cooked grape juice) which is the basic ingredient for the balsamic condiments here aged in the numerous wooden barrels located in the attics of the “Acetaia”.
The aged vinegar has very remote origins; the literature testifies that it was used as a “precious gift” offered to nobles, kings and intellectuals in sign of respect, peace or to pay some dues. It was also included in the ladies dowries for its medicinal properties and high value. Thanks to Giacomo Casanova who used to offer it to his lovers, the aphrodisiac reputation of the aged balsamic spread out but it is especially well-known for its digestive properties, this is the reason why an aged Balsamic (thicker and sweeter) can be used pure as an after-dinner.
The artisanal methods to produce balsamic Vinegar are handed down within the balsamic artisan families, they briefly consist of:
1. Pick-up of grapes typical of Modena area and immediate pressing to get the juice.
2. Cooking of the juice to get a concentrated must.
3. Aging of the must in wood barrels located in the “Acetaia”(attics of the houses, very cold in winter and very hot in summer to help the natural fermenting and concentration process).
4. Tasting and transfer from the barrels to the final bottle.
Balsamic glazes feature a thick, syrupy texture due to the long cooking of the grape “must”. This concentrates the flavor and allows it to stick better to foods. These glazes contain absolutely no colorants, preservatives or sugar.
Net weight: 220 g/7.76 oz
Classic: The classic balsamic glaze from Ponte Vecchio is very popular because of its versatility. It has a distinctive natural thickness due to the long cooking of the grape “must” so that to be suitable on any types of food, from appetizers to desserts. Contains absolutely no colorants, preservatives or sugar.
Ingredients: concentrated grape must, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 25% (wine vinegar, cooked grape must), modified starch
Fig Ingredients: concentrated grape must, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 25% (wine vinegar, cooked grape must), modified starch, fig flavor
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