Gran Reserva Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 8.5 fl oz
The consistency of this aged balsamic is syrupy, smooth and supremely elegant. Surpassing most other balsamic vinegars, the Fattoria Estense Balsamic Vinegar comes from Modena, Italy, where it begins as grape must made from the region's Trebbiano grapes. For the sour taste to turn sweet and the free-flowing liquid to become thick, the grape must vinegar undergoes a process of boiling, fermentation, maturation and aging. After boiling, the vinegar is placed in reserve in a variety of barrels where it slowly makes its transformation with the help of the changing temperatures. Unfortunately, identifying the length of time in each barrel and the overall number of years for aging are rarely known since they are highly-guarded secrets of the family that's producing the balsamic.