Giusti Balsamic Vinegar Deluxe Collection
Volume: 5 x 250ml
Housed in a stylish and sturdy, solid wooden box, this beautifully presented set is made up of the range of the multi award-winning Giuseppe Giusti balsamic vinegar collection. It contains five bottles of IGP Balsamic Vinegars of increasing maturity. Each 250ml bottle is special and the range covers everything from the everyday balsamic to the precious rarity.
A perfect gift for balsamic lovers!
Il Profumato (Aged 6 years) 1 Silver Medal. Old barrels from the early 20th century are responsible of the smooth, balanced flavour of this vinegar.
Thanks to an aromatic scent, “Medaglia d’Argento” is an excellent condiment for a wide variety of dishes. It is ideal for creative salads and as a savoury sauce for roasts and red meats. Try it also on a snack of cheeses, vegetable dips and cold cuts.
Il Classico (Aged 8 years) 2 Gold Medals. A rich bouquet and a perfect balance between sweet and sour make this a very versatile balsamic vinegar, made from the best musts and aged for eight years in the barrels of Giusti’s famous cask deposit. With its wonderful perfume, it is a high class choice for salads, omelettes, meat and fish fillets and veal escalopes. Mentioned in the book ‘101 things to buy before you die’ alongside Champagne Krug and Iranian and Belluga Caviar, this vinegar is a twice Gold Medal winner.
Riccardo Giusti (Aged 12 years) 3 Gold Medals. Named after the founder of the company, this extraordinarily dense balsamic vinegar with a pleasantly sweet aftertaste was created using one of Riccardo’s ancient recipes. A long ageing process in the Giusti family’s antique barrels has produced a full bodied round balsamic, which can be added directly to all foods as a thick sauce. It is also recommended for barbequed meats and fish, cheeses and fruits, or just on its own.
Fourth Centenary (Aged 15 years) 4 Gold Medals. This special quality balsamic vinegar was created to celebrate four centuries of production by the Giusti family. Obtained from the most precious grapes, aged for many years in barrels dating back to the 1800’s, full bodied with an unmistakeable aromatic bouquet and a lasting sweet aftertaste, it is an exceptional addition to many recipes, grilled steak, sautéed chicken, a wedge of Parmesan, fresh strawberries or ice cream or just directly from the spoon!
Banda Rossa (Aged 20 years) 5 Gold Medals. This is the Giusti family’s most precious reserve, produced in limited numbers only after an extensive ageing period of 20 years in the most precious barrels dating back to the 1600s and 1700s. The result is an irresistible mellow balsamic with a superb aroma and fruity notes which make it a unique product for those very special occasions.
Aged wine vinegar, cooked grape must
Gran Deposito Balsamic Vinegar by Giuseppe Giusti
We hope that you enjoy this wonderful selection of Balsamic Vinegars. We ware pleased to bring you the best quality, multi award-winning vinegar and to be able to assure you that you won’t find any mention of extracts, sugars, preservatives or colourings on our labels.
There are many brands and types of so-called balsamic vinegar, most are cheap and artificially coloured and thickened. The real, mouth-wateringly good ones are a little more expensive, thanks to the superior production method and lengthy ageing process undertaken, and are a world apart from their imposters.
Our producer is Giuseppe Giusti in Modena. Seventeen generations of his family have been producing high quality balsamic vinegar since 1605 and have won numerous prizes (including 14 Gold Medals) over the centuries. They were the authors of the first documented recipe for the production of Balsamic Vinegar and are the custodians of the most extraordinary existing cask reserve, composed of invaluable century old barrels.
Giuseppe Giusti and his family select good quality Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes and slowly reduce the grape juice in copper kettles until it is thick, dark and sweet. No caramel is added to sweeten and colour it - this is the industrial way to mimic age. Giusti do not reduce by speedy pressurisation either, as do many industrial producers of balsamic.
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. The family 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.