Made in Italy
Deliciously sweet with subtle hints of cherry, maple and mulberry.
Enjoy on its own, add a few drops to fresh burrata, pour on vanilla ice cream, peaches, figs, cherries, strawberries and chocolate..Just a very small amount blended with your best extra virgin olive oil will make bread dipping a culinary experience out of this world.
Its origins are to be found in the Este tradition; it is one of the most renowned and precious dressings in the world, so much so that it has recently obtained the very prestigious DOP certificate (Designation of Protected Origin).
Our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena can be considered unique in its kind, since Acetaia Guerzoni has been, from its origins, fed only with organic and biodynamic grapes. It is produced from the aging of acetified cooked must only be contained in barrels, all rigorously different from each other both in the type of wood and size; in this company, thanks to a scheme of biodynamic derivation according to which each barrel is linked to a planet of the solar system (Moon-cherry, Venus-acacia, Mercury-mulberry, sun-Ash, Mars-oak or Oak, Jupiter- maple or chestnut, Saturn- juniper or chestnut), Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena follows an absolutely particular maturation path, up to 24 years long, which gives it unmistakable properties and aromas.
Before being bottled, the Vinegar is subjected to scrupulous checks by the Tasting Commission at the Modena Chamber of Commerce, concerning both the characteristics of density and acidity and organoleptic analysis of the product, and once all of these have been acquired, it also acquires the prestigious name of Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena; to further guarantee the consumer, the Consortium of Manufacturers provides for the bottling of the product lot within the Chamber of Commerce itself.
aBOUT THE pRODUCER
OUR ORIGINS | Our story begins with my grandfather Arduino and grandmother Zina. After many years of work in the countryside in Modena Lowlands, using a lifetime of savings, they managed to buy an old cottage surrounded by vineyards. Their son Felice (my father) and wife Iride (my mother) began progressive conversion of the vineyards into an organic and biodynamic model of agriculture. Deep respect for nature and love for their work allowed them to overcome all the difficulties. In the early 80s, our farm, when there still was no such thing as an organic certification in Italy, already complied with the guidelines set by a German body of control (Demeter), now spread worldwide. In the same years the production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena began. Today our vinegar factory is the only one in the world to hold both an organic and a biodynamic certificate. And we are really proud of it.
OUR FAMILY | The Guerzoni farm is linked to the history of the Guerzoni family, who have always cultivated the land. Today Lorenzo is continuing the family tradition: from mother Iride he learned to mingle with people to tell such an unique story; from papà Felice he got the love for the land and the joy of seeing the bunches of grapes grow and mature. The world has been changing at an impressive rate in recent years. Acetaia Guerzoni decided to accept the challenge of times by expanding its commercial net to over 40 countries and equipping itself with a modern and efficient production structure. But innovating does not mean distorting, and only those who have a clear understanding of the values that support them can both hold strong roots and a clear vision to future