The blackberry balsamic vinegar in the FINEST FOOD AGE BALSAMIC COLLECTION is made from a small number of pure, natural ingredients: wine vinegar, grape must, honey and blackberries. What makes this balsamic vinegar a culinary work of art is the immaculate quality of the products used and the passion and know-how of the vinegar-makers in a small, young business in Germany.
It all starts with first-class grapes – they are the source of the grape must and the wine for the wine vinegar. Grape must is freshly pressed grape juice; it contains the natural sweetness of the grapes. To make the wine vinegar, the alcohol in the wine in converted into vinegar through acetic fermentation. Producing a high-quality vinegar by this method takes time and skill – it is important to get the fermentation temperature right and to know how to balance the levels of acid, alcohol and oxygen in the vinegar.
For the balsamic vinegar in the FINEST FOOD AGE BALSAMIC COLLECTION the wine is aged in oak barrels for several months, resulting in a wine vinegar with a harmonious and expressive character. The wine vinegar combines with the grape must and the natural, complex sweetness of the honey to evolve into a finely balanced balsamic vinegar.
The juice of ripe blackberries, cooked to a concentrate, gives the blackberry balsamic vinegar in the FINEST FOOD AGE BALSAMIC COLLECTION a complex fruitiness that is out of the ordinary.
The blackberry balsamic vinegar in the FINEST FOOD AGE BALSAMIC COLLECTION melds the sweet and sour taste of the balsamic vinegar and the slightly tart and fruity flavour of the blackberry.
It adds both colour and taste to aperitifs and drinks. Like all balsamic vinegars, it goes with almost all sweet foods and with cheese – and of course with that combination of the two, cheesecake!
Blackberry balsamic vinegar also performs well on meat dishes. For example, it produces a delightful interplay of flavours on smoked duck breast. As an ingredient in spicy sauces, blackberry balsamic vinegar contributes an entire bouquet of taste notes.
To ensure protection from light, which adversely affects the quality of the vinegar, the blackberry balsamic vinegar in the FINEST FOOD AGE BALSAMIC COLLECTION is supplied in high-quality violet glass bottles. The special glass ensures that the distinctive quality of the balsamic vinegar is retained unimpaired for as long as possible.