Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P

Affinato (refined) aged for at least 12 year

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Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P

Extravecchio(very old) aged for at least 25 years

 Azienda Agricola Rossi Barattini

The oldest & most historical producer of Aceto Balsamico in Formigine (Modena). From the 12 & 25 year Tradizionales, to the Vecchio Cantalupo aged Balsamics. Over 300 years of family pride & tradition goes into every bottle

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 Twenty Five Years Ago  Balsamic Vinegars were just becoming known here in the states, "Tradizionales" weren't even available for purchase. The only way to acquire some was either bringing a bottle back from Italy or receiving a gift from Italian friends.

Today there are plenty of specialty stores online offering so called "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena", but sadly most of what people buy and have had is only the imitation product. Today there is hardly a supermarket that doesn't carry on its shelves at least a half dozen brands of Balsamic Vinegar in various shapes, sizes, prices and claims of vintage. Given that "True" Balsamic Vinegar is one of the great pleasures of the food world, seeking out an authentic bottle of Balsamic is well worth the time and expense.

Gleaming dark brown in color with an intensely fruity aroma and exquisite sweet and sour flavor, authentic Balsamic is a specialty of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. It is only made in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena and is credited as originating in the city of Modena. Today it is protected with a D.O.P designation; only vinegar made in this region can be labeled Balsamic.

Acetaia Rossi Barattini D.O.P & I.G.P;  For over 300 hundred years the Rossi Barattini family has been aging balsamics in their wooden barrels, and kept in their Acetaia until it's matured enough to be considered a True Balsamico. The Rossi Barattini family is the oldest producer of Aceto Balsamico and one of the most historical familes in the Formigine (Modena) region. The Barattini family is credited with perfecting the process of making Aceto Balsamico and creating the manual detailing the process of producing Aceto. The manual  was written by Rossi Barattini's great grandfather "Francesco Aggazzotti" who was the first mayor of Formigine (Modena) after the unification of Italy in 1861. This manual codified the production method of which every producer of Aceto uses to this day to produce Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Hundreads of years of family pride and tradition goes into every bottle of Rossi Barattini Aceto Balsamico.

This is the first time this famed Balsamico is available for sale outside of Italy.