Giusti White Grape Must Vinegar

Giusti White Grape Must Vinegar

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A versatile condiment, Giusti white grape must vinegar is obtained from a soft pressing of Trebbiano grapes (from which a particularly sweet juice is obtained). This concentrated grape must is then blended with 40% high quality white wine vinegar before it is aged in French oak and ash wooden barrels. This process preserves the fruity and floral aromas of the grapes and pale colour, while producing a very pleasant condiment with a balance of low acidity and notes of sweet, yellow fruits and dried citrus. 

Use to dress salads or delicious drizzled over fresh seafood or fruit.

Ingredients: Concentrated must of Trebbiano grapes and white wine vinegar.

Ageing: French oak and ash wooden barrels.

Also available in a 250ml bottle.

The Giusti family have been making balsamic in the traditional way for over 400 years. They are the oldest and most awarded producer of balsamic and have an unrivalled selection of aged barrels still in use.

Giusti select good quality Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes and slowly reduce the grape juice in copper kettles until it is thick, dark and sweet. Unlike industrially-produce balsamic vinegar, Giusti do not use pressurisation to speed up the reduction process. It is a labour of time and patience.

Giusti add only good quality wine vinegar to the cooked grape must, and then age it in traditional barrels of various woods - juniper, cherry, oak, ash, and mulberry. Each wood infuses the balsamic with its own unique flavour and aroma. Giusti have over 1000 barrels in use - 600 of which are over 200 years old. Many industrial producers have only a few barrels and large, stainless steel silos.

As the balsamic ages, it ferments, and the liquid evaporates. Each barrel is then topped up with balsamic from another barrel of different wood. Because each barrel contains a blend of vinegars from other barrels, it is impossible to truthfully determine the age of the balsamic in any one barrel. An age on a bottle of balsamic is therefore a false marketing ploy for the unaware.



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