Bonini, Condimento Balsamico 40 anni, 40ml
Flagship in the Bonini Selection, this condiment aged in small woods 40 years embodies the state-of-the-art in the production of balsamic seasonings. Try it pure, on a Parmigiano Reggiano matured at least 36 months, or with a foie gras medallion.
Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena Vinegar surely is one of the best known and most sponsored Italian excellences: the production regulations, really strict, impose for the DOP-branded vinegars to be labeled exclusively as "Affinato" (matured in wood for at least 12 years) and "Extra-vecchio" (25 years). While guaranteeing minimum standards of quality, this system makes the efforts of producers engaging with longer maturations and more evolved sensory spectrums useless: Bonini cellars, born from the passion of Fabio and Orazio, decided to bypass this obstacle by still producing Balsamico Tradizionale in the two allowed agings; and labeling all the personal experiments about non-allowed maturations as Condimento Balsamico - that is by facing, for the pure love of excellence, all the market prejudices who belong in the set of a non-DOP certified product (even if produced with the exactly same process, raw materials, a care in aging longer in time).