Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Di Modena - Acetaia Leonardi - Consorzio Produttori - 100mL Glass Bottle in Gift Box. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is unique from all other vinegar based condiments. Unlike ordinary vinegar which has its origins in an alcoholic liquid, balsamic vinegar is produced directly from grape juice. Grapes, harvested in the region in which blasamic vinegar is produced, are crushed and their liquid - "must" - is boiled in an open vat over a fire. This liquid is then placed in high quality wooden barrels in which through an oxidation process, it is transformed into vinegar. The barrels are kept in a vinegar loft - acataia - where over a number of years, the precious liquid inside is lovingly cared for through a special technique involving transfers and topping up. Over many years microbiotic and enzymatic modifications unite to acheive an exceptional balance in fragrance and flavor.