Everyone perhaps knows the Italian Balsamic Vinegar as a gourmand ingredient to flavor a salad or Parmigiano Reggiano but this product is increasingly becoming a trending topic, versatile, and incredibly refined.
It is not unusual now that a trendy bartender chooses a PDO Balsamic Vinegar to create a unique cocktail, or a 3 stars chef to enrich an alicide with almond and rose petals or to color the soft heart of a muffin.
Balsamic Vinegar from Modena is exported in more than 120 countries, and only few of the bottles produced are consumed in Italy. No doubt it's now a “superstar produc.t”
But how to recognize a real PDO or GPI Balsamic Vinegar of Modena? Where to find the different Italian brands, being sure not to buy a fake?
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PDO or IGP: how to recognize the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) is produced from fermented and/or cooked and/or concentrated grape must coming only from Lambrusco, Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Albana, Ancellotta, Fortana and Montuni vines.
The minimum percentage of grape must is 20% of the total quantity of the product to be sent to processing and the must are added with a minimum amount of 10% at least 10-year-old aged wine vinegar.
It must have a minimum total acidity of 8 gr/kg and a minimum net dry extract of 55 gr/kg. Caramel may be added for color stability, up to a maximum of 2% of the finished product. No other substances may be added.
If it's a PDO or IGP product you always will find on the bottle the specific labels.
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