Winner of Gold at the Great Taste Awards!
One of the greatest culinary experiences is sharing a drop or two of gold Extravecchio Traditional Balsamic Vinegar after dinner.
The Gold Extravecchio is a blend of vinegars that have been aged for a minimum of 25 years, with some of the vinegar in the bottle comfortably over 50 years old. Only 100 or so producers gain the official seal of the Consortium to produce Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP and the Traditional DOP vinegars from Compagnia del Montale have always been ranked among the finest.
This Gold label Tradizionale ages in small casks of 6 different types of wood including oak, juniper and ash. Over time, the woods instil their own unique character into the the liquid and through gentle evaporation, a sweet elixir with a deep, complex flavour and luscious natural density develops. As per consortium regulations, the 100ml bottle designed by Giugiaro is used. It is then packaged in a stunning yellow cylindrical box.
Just a small amount can exhalt any dish, from grilled meats to exotic sweet and sour. The Extravecchio Traditional balsamic is wonderful with desserts, icecream, fruit and aged cheeses, especially parmesan. Most Italians would also share a couple of drops as a digestivo after a meal – marvellous!