Balsamic Vinegar Giusti Reserve Aged 100 yrs
The “Riserve” are the most exclusive of the Giusti collection and this 100 year old balsamic is the most exclusive of all!
Each year the production is extremely limited, as the liquid is extracted from the most precious Giusti series of casks, in production since 1700. One of these barrels, coded as A3, was brought by Giuseppe Giusti to the Italian Fair of Florence in 1861, where a “vinegar of 90 years” was awarded a gold medal, awarded again at the Expo in Paris in 1889.
In keeping with this precious production, this case is composed of the 5 types of woods that make up a typical series of barrels; the front label is engraved in 24-carat gold, while the back label is made with the ancient technique of letterpress printing, using a classic lead character font of Modena from the 19th century.
This beautiful bottle and box make an incredible gift for the balsamic vinegar connoisseur, it is an exclusive product and is one of only 500 bottles produced.
Delivery Time: As this Balsamic is dispatched directly to you from Italy it wil be delivered in 2-3 days from your order.
Aged wine vinegar, cooked grape must
Gran Deposito Balsamic Vinegar by Giuseppe Giusti
We hope that you enjoy our 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.