Volpaia Red Wine Vinegar 250 mL
Castello Volpaia uses a traditional artisanal method to make vinegar, called "truciolo" or wood-shaving system because of its advantages of preserving the original quality of the wine while giving a satisfactory yield. To make fine vinegar you must begin with good quality wine. This wine slowly percolates into a tank through three tiers of stainless-steel baskets loosely filled with wood shavings (oak and chestnut) and dried vine (grape) cuttings. These allow the wine to oxidize and provide a support for the bacteria. This method, which takes about two or three weeks, preserves the aroma and flavor of the wine. The red wine vinegar is then aged in chestnut and oak wood vats for 10 to 12 months.