Woody and spicy, redolent of spicy red fruits with strawberry and rhubarb on the nose, our deep ruby red, our barrel-aged Pinot Noir Wine Vinegar is robust and rich.
The lively character of Pinot Noir Wine Vinegar is absolutely amazing in vinaigrettes and in marinades. Use this Pinot Noir Wine Vinegar to brighten reduction sauces, to sharpen the flavors of homemade soups and stews, or to braise duck or lamb. Add a dash of Pinot Noir Wine Vinegar to your beef bourgignon to elevate the dish to a whole new level.
The word "vinegar" derives from the Old French word "vinaigre" meaning "sour wine," so it only seems right that one of the most popular types of vinegar is, in fact, wine vinegar.
Wine vinegar is made from red or white wine. Red wine vinegar is commonly used in the Mediterranean countries, being a common staple in many homes there. Just as there is a wide range in quality [and price] of wines, so it is with wine vinegars. Better quality wine vinegars are matured in wooden casks for up to two years, and exhibit a complex, mellow flavor. An increasing number of high-end wine vinegars are made from individual varieties of wine, such as Champagne, sherry, pinot noir or pinot grigio.
Wine vinegar tends to have a lower acidity than that of white or cider vinegars.