Modena Vinegar, know the real thing

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The Modena vinegar has a great fame, but we are going to talk about the authentic “aceto”, the one that is really traditional from Modena. This vinegar is still unknown to many people, since the Denomination of Origin that protects it, protects only a few producers with truly severe demands.

The famous aceto, is made with cooked must that comes from the grapes of the area, this is left to age for a long time in boots of different sizes and woods, such as oak, cherry, chestnut, etc. They follow a system similar to the soleras and criaderas of Spanish sherry. Many of the balsamic vinegars that we know of are not authentic, many are industrial vinegars that are produced from low quality wines, sweetened and darkened with sugar caramel. In order to determine which is the true one, we have to make sure that the label specifies traditional aceto, since the word "tradizionale" marks the difference with the vinegars that are not protected under the Denomination of Origin.

In addition, the bottle of this vinegar is unique, it only has a capacity for 1 dl and its design is also special, it has a square base and another difference that will undoubtedly teach us to determine which is the authentic aceto, its high price.

We have used so-called balsamic vinegars and we can assure you that they have nothing to do with the authentic aceto tradizionale, although lately in Spain very good balsamic vinegars are being produced that little by little are bordering on the quality of the famous Modena vinegar.

More information | Aceto Tradizionale Balsamic

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