Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is obtained from boiled grape must, matured through a natural fermentation and progressive concentration over a long aging period, carried out in a series of barrels of different kinds of woods, without the addition of any other substance. It has a rich shiny dark brown color and a perfect thick syrupy density. The characteristic complex bouquet is pungent and evident but with a pleasant and harmonic acidity.
With a traditional and unique well-balanced sweet and sour taste, is generously full-bodied, pungent with velvety tones, in agreement with its distinctive olfactory characteristic.
The product is protected by The Consortium of Producers of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and can only be bottled, after passing a series of organoleptic tests by a board of expert tasters, in 100 cc bottles, the only legally approved bottle to be used by all producers.
Each individual bottle is numbered and sealed, the Consortium also keeps a sample from each batch of bottles as a guaranty of the quality of the corresponding bottle lot.