organic balsamic sherry vinegar 250ml
organic balsamic sherry vinegar
dark glass bottle
gross weight 500g
One of the purest, most complex and most vibrant
artisanal balsamic Sherry vinegars, and it´s ORGANIC!
Albea Blanca organic balsamic Sherry vinegar is a vibrant reserve vinegar aged in oak barrels for more than 2 years before it is released, resulting in one of the purest, most complexly flavored artisanal organic balsamic sherry vinegars. This internationally standout vinegar is one of the finest in all of Spain and the first wine vinegar getting Denomination of Origin of Spain (DO)
The vinegar is aged in a vinegar cellar nestled in the historic quarter of El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, of typical 18th century wine cellar architecture. It´s bottled meeting the most demanding quality standards and certified in international food standards, in Cádiz province, a region seated on chalky soils flooded by lagoons and salt marshes millions of years ago, which once dried let sediments and fossils deposited. Accumulating moisture and many hours of sunlight, this area has become the most important wine region of the South of Spain, distinctive in the world and certainly the best of warm weather in Europe, where climate conditions favor the development of the acetic flora, essential for the production of Sherry vinegars.
Its shelf life is over ten years and it only has to be stored in a cool and dry place.
DO Sherry Vinegar: Palomino grape variety
DO organic Sherry vinegar starts with Sherry wine, a organic white wine aged in oak barrels and traditionally fortified with brandy, which has been made in southern Spain for centuries. Like the wines they are made from, vinegars offer enormous range and versatility. The transformation of Sherry wine into vinegar begins when alcohol converts to acetic acid. Then, in this traditional vinegar cellar, the vinegar undergoes a process of aging and blending known as a “Solera” System: barrels of Sherry vinegar of different ages are blended over time with young ones, to create an end product that is a combination of both vinegars. During this process, multiple batches are stored in a series of tiered oak barrels, with the oldest batches on the bottom. Periodically, a portion of vinegar from the row of oldest barrels is extracted and bottled, the empty space is filled with vinegar from the next-oldest batch, and so on throughout the stack, ensuring a continuous and consistent product over time.
Contains naturally occurring sulphites; no artificial or chemical fertilizers are used in any step of the fermentation process; and the final product is nonalcoholic.
The sherry vinegar used to produce Albea Blanca´s organic balsamic Sherry vinegar, bear the Denominación de Origen Protegida (or DOP) seal, classified as Reserva, aged at least 2 years. And as the organic Sherry wine and subsequent organic Sherry vinegar is a fairly new farming technique, the classification of Gran Reserva, which must have been aged at least 10 years, is on its way.
Organic Reserva Sherry vinegar delivers bright and punchy acidity, and may contain nutty notes of berries, wood, smoke and even leather. Memories of acetone, raisins, prunes and oak. It´s very strong and sharp. Also harmonic.
Organic must: Airén grape variety
To produce organic balsamic Sherry vinegar, organic Airén white grape variety is carefully grown and harvested at the end of autumn, on their optimum ripeness moment, with the right concentration of sugars and acidity. Its juice is used in this artisanal balsamic production, boiling down to more than half its volume, creating organic concentrated must, which then is blend with aged Reserva Sherry vinegar, of Palomino grape variety. Afterwards, the mixture is aged in sanitary inspected and organic licensed facilities by the traditional Spanish Solera System, in successive oak casks. It is named for the Latin word for “balm” referring to the smooth, mellow character of this type of vinegar.
With a sweet and acid flavor that lingers on the palate (not sugars added) the tasting notes of this luscious organic balsamic sherry vinegar contain the flavors of the wood it matured in. A bold complex sweetness, piquant yet smooth. A lasting flavor of hints of fig, molasses, cinnamon, and wild cherry.
It has a beautiful bright dark-brown caramel color.
Albea Blanca is focused on the search of the best products in each class. Albea Blanca´s team, partners and to co-workers, are highly skilled professionals, totally independent to any hidden interest or condition, geographic region, farm or technology brand, and do not own any land, olive mill, orchard, production facility. There isn´t any other commercial or technical purpose but the firm commitment to bring to the most demanding customers a unique selection of high-quality organic balsamic Sherry vinegar.