Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar
Black currants are tiny little tart berries, prized for both their extraordinarily high Vitamin C content, and for their sweet-but-astringent taste.
Our Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar marries traditional Balsamic Vinegar with natural black currant flavor to produce one of our sweetest balsamic. The low 4.5% acidity level gives a smooth finish to our Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar, and matches well with all kinds of salads and fruits. Rich and dense, Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar does not need further reduction in order to create glazes for lamb, beef, pork, or chicken.
Use Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar sparingly over spring greens, alone or with a light to medium extra virgin olive oil. This fruity balsamic complements a wide range of strong flavors, from feta cheese and cucumbers, to citrus fruits and red onions. Try Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar over ice cream and fresh berries, or drizzle over shaved ice for a grown up snow cone.
Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious aged vinegar, prized for its sweet-tart, concentrated flavor. We offer you the very best Balsamic Vinegars that we import directly from the rolling hills of Modena, Italy, where true balsamic vinegars have been produced since the Middle Ages.
True balsamic vinegar is not made from wine, as you might expect, but rather from pressed, un-fermented Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The pressed grapes are simmered over an open flame, and reduced to a thick syrup. This sweet syrup is in turn fermented twice, then slowly aged and evaporated in a succession of smaller and smaller barrels, made from different aromatic woods. As the balsamic vinegar ages, moisture evaporates out, and the vinegar thickens and its complex flavors become more concentrated.
Balsamic Vinegar has many culinary uses, including salad dressings, dips, marinades, reductions and sauces. Try a splash of balsamic vinegar to enhance steaks, fish, egg dishes -- even fresh fruit, and on ice creams, gelati and desserts. Buon Appetito!