Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Italy

Modena, Italy is an ancient town known as "the capital of engines" for its association with famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, Maserati and others. In fact, Ferrari named a car, the 360 Modena, after the city as well as the color Modena yellow.

In culinary circles, however, Modena is known for its fabulous balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegar from Modena is made with Trebbiano grapes. These grapes are left on the vines until the very end of autumn, so they can soak up the last rays of the autumn sun. After the grape must is filtered and reduced, it is poured into wooden casks for the long aging process. As the vinegar matures it develops all of its flavor and aromatic richness.

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is truly unique. This vinegar carries the DOP Label (Protected Origin Designation), given by the specialized Consortium after a strict examination, guaranteeing a perfect quality.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is perfect for use with everyday cooking. With a sweet and sour taste that has both woody and fruity flavors, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is perfect for salad dressings or as a marinade. Drizzle premium balsamic vinegar on grilled meat, chicken, or fish, baked vegetables and even desserts.