This vincotto is a product of the Calogiuri family based in the Puglian city of Lizzanello (the very heel of the boot).
Vincotto (meaning cooked wine) is a velvety vinegar made by cooking and reducing the grape must from two distinct grape varietals, Malvasia and Negroamaro, for a period of fifteen hours. It is then aged for four years in oak barrels, allowing the taste and consistency to develop. While there are some overtones of a fine Balsamic, this "elixir" must never be confused with Balsamic vinegar. A favorite secret ingredient of chefs for use in salad, desserts, after dinner cheese courses, or anywhere you might imagine employing a shiny dark drizzle of an exotic sauce that tastes sweetly of years gone by. Vincotto Original has nuances of prunes, spices and heady grape components and is not as woody as balsamic vinegar.
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Country of Origin Italy Ingredients Cooked must of grapes Product Specifications
The original is a versatile condiment that enhances and improves the flavor. Use Vincotto Vinegar as a condiment, drizzling sparsely over game, roasted meats, salads, aged cheeses, risotto, ice cream, and just about anything else you can think of.