... as dark as night with a sweet & pungent flavour
... sure to delight All the Senses!
Our special Age-Your-Own Balsamic set includes everything you'll need to develop the unique and unmistakeable characteristics of traditional balsamic vinegars - a beautifully handcrafted 1 L American oak barrel complete with spigot, bung and stand; two 500 ml bottles 8 Star Aceto Balsamico di Modena produced from the grape must of cultivated Italian vines; and - to make for easy decanting and topping up - one of our 'Perfect' Little funnels. As a special gift, we're also including 2 Free 1 ML transfer pipettes for artistic garnishing or infusing. Our Age-Your-Own Balsamic set will become part of your kitchen essential 'go-to's' and one you'll enjoy for years and years to come.
The Italian acetaias recommend to fill your barrel to just about 80 percent capacity. The balsamic will continue aging and mellowing as the wood breathes and interacts with its special contents adding character and a beautiful balance to the vinegar. Enjoy at all stages - in just six to eight weeks, pull a bit from your barrel to make complex vinaigrettes.
As time goes by, the barrel aging smoothes and intensifies the subtle character and aromatic flavours intrinsic to Old World balsamics. Your barrel aged balsamic will become a heavenly thick elixir that is as dark as night with a sweet and pungent flavour - and, its texture will be transformed - smooth and velvety on the tongue. Enjoy, savor and share with friends ... drizzle over aged beef tenderloin or over a decadently rich classic risotto ... try a few drops on fresh berries, thin shavings of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or with creamy desserts like panna cotta, or vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy in your kitchen! Give as a special gift to your favorite friend or family member ... great for birthdays, holidays or wedding gifts.