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. During the third year of aging, figs and the wine vinegar are added to the original Vincotto. While there are some overtones of a fine Balsamic, this "elixir" must never be confused with Balsamic vinegar.
Fig Vincotto Vinegar is well balanced between sweet and sour with obvious nuances of fig. This is a natural product without any alcohol, colorants or preservatives.