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Balsamic Vinegar

 

(250ml glass bottle)

 

 

With a deep brown colour and an aroma that is persistent, delicate and slightly acetic with woody overtones, this is a vinegar with a balanced sweet and sour flavour - these are the legislated characteristics that define the Balsamic Vinegar.  

 

 
This kind of vinegar is different from all the others not just by its colour but for its sweetish aroma (that might even include some caramel overtones in its consistency). The production process is also quite different, as it takes at least 12 years for a batch to be produced in the Italian city of Modena.
Modena's balsamic vinegar is much appreciated nowadays, and despite its price it is much sought after by the Portuguese consumers.
Aware of this market trend, Peninsular included in their range of vinegars a series of different balsamic vinegars in more economic formats. The bottling process has the quality seal from the IGP (certifying body).   
 
(Even though there is the possibility of using other kinds of wine and also despite the company's strict policy of using Portuguese raw materials only, Mendes Gonçalves opts for not copying and buys the products that are typical of each region - the same happens regarding the Balsamic Vinegar - giving priority to the products' quality and origins.)
 

This bottle is mainly used in cruet-stands and is pretty common to find in Portuguese restaurants. But not exclusively! You will be able to find it in most retail stores, such is the demand for the product.

 

 

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