100ml | Giuseppe Giusti Extravecchio Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP | Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale | 25+ year
Traditional balsamic, the most prized of vinegars, has two grades: Those aged a minimum of twelve years, and those aged more than 25 years, which is then called extravecchio or "very old." The Balsamico Tradizionale is bottled under strict controls by the personnel of the Consorzio. These rare vinegars earn the privilege of being bottled in hand blown 100 ml. bottles of their respective regions; the Modenese use the distinctive flask shaped bottle created by Giugiaro of Ferrari design fame. An extraordinarily complex balsamic, skillfully transferred through a series of increasingly smaller barrels made of various woods, following an antique recipe that has been handed down for generations. Giuseppe Giusti balsamic rests in some of the most antique and valuable wood barrels used today, allowing its extravecchio to be a lustrous brown color, characterized by a rich and harmonious crescendo of fragrances. Never warm the seductive syrup, as its complex harmony must be preserved. True connoisseurs of aceto balsamico relish its lasting aftertaste by delighting in a drop on a piece of Parmesan cheese, a strawberry, or ice-cream. Considered an exemplary gift, it is a Modenese tradition to sip this true elixir directly from a spoon. Beautiful packaged in a wood box with clasp.
NOTE: Also known as Giusti "Gold" Tradizionale