Balsamic Vinegar & Condimento Bianco

Balsamic vinegar

Here’s a little crash course on our Balsamic Vinegar imported from Italy

Firstly, why are they imported?

Because Aceto Balsamico di Modena (ABM) is a protected term that may only be used for Balsamic Vinegar made in Modena, Italy.

This feature of the designation Balsamic vinegar is given is an implicit statement of the type of processing and aging used.

In 2009, ABM gained the recognition of PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (IGP).

This feature of the designation is a guarantee of the geographic origin of the vinegar.

It is a mark of origin that is awarded by the European Union in agri-food products and methods typical of a specific geographical area.

IGP stamp
IGP stamp

The ingredients of ABMIGP are regulated by European specification that allow the use of the cooked must of native Modenese varieties of grapes combined with fine red wine vinegar.

Grape must is whole pressed grapes, complete with juice, skin, seeds and stems.

Grapes
grape must
grape must

The mixture thus produced, which varies in thickness in relation to the percentage of the two above mentioned elements, is aged in wooden barrels for various lengths of time (up to 3 years).

The product is bottled after passing a qualitative examination by an accredited laboratory.

The density varies between products from a minimum of 1.08 to a maximum of 1.34

 The colour should always be a deep brown.

The acidity of ABM must be at least 6% .

balsamic vinegar

Chaloner’s vinegars imported from Italy

Goccia Oro Aceto Balsamico di Modena

High proportion of sweet cooked grape must and a small amount of wine vinegar

A mature vinegar that is thick and intensely flavourful

Aged in oak, chestnut and cherry barrels

Taste: Strong, full bodied, and well-balanced

Density:  1.34

Acidity: 6%

A few drops is all you need

Balsamic Vinegar

Goccia Nera Aceto Balsamico di Modena

A combination of sweet cooked grape must and wine vinegar

The classic style of Balsamic vinegar that people from Italy use every day

Aged in oak and chestnut barrels

Taste: A pleasant hit of acidity, while maintaining a light balsamic sweetness

Density: 1.17

Acidity: 6%

Perfect for simple salad dressings

Balsamic Vinegar

Condimento Bianco

This white version of balsamic vinegar is a beautiful blend of white Trebbiano grape must and fine Italian white wine

Aged in oak barrels

Taste: Delicate and balanced, refreshing yet mature and surprisingly sweet

Density: 1.25

Acidity: 5%

Classically used for white fish and crustaceans, especially as the meat isn’t discoloured

Sweet & sour characteristics lends itself to Asian inspired dishes, slaws, & bitter greens

White Grape Vinegar

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