ELISIR DI BALSAMICO 3yrs aged balsamic vinegar
Elisir di Balsamico 3yrs aged balsamic vinegar is made in the North East region of Italy in the Roman town of Aquilea near the Adriatic Sea by a small artisan family run business, the Balsamic Vinegars are made by the Valpanera Winery using only the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grape. One of the oldest grape in Italy dating back to the Romans.
Aceto Balsamico di Modena is the most popular and well know of the balsamic world but there are so many variations in different parts of Italy that are yet to be explored. Other varieties of grapes can be used to produce balsamic vinegar, one of them being the Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso grape grown only in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region called Elisir di Balsamico.
The procedure of the Balsamic vinegar is labour intensive and lengthy affair like a good wine and whisky, this is reflected in the price and some may question the quality of a vinegar that can be bought from a supermarket at a low price, for commercial production white wine vinegar and sugar is added to emulate the traditional vinegar
The grapes are cooked in stainless steel vats and are then stored in French oak barrels, the process is all natural and contains no thickening agents, no colorants, preservatives of flavourings, just natural occurring sulphites which are present in wine.
The uniqueness of this balsamic, is that the grape in grown in a sandy alluvial soil, making the taste quite distinct, due to the various minerals present.
Great with any salads
Use as a olive oil and balsamic dip
Drizzle on your roast chicken or roast potatoes