What is Balsamic Vinegar?
A process over 900 years old in Italy, balsamic vinegar is traditionally made from sweet Trebbiano grape pressings that are melted down into a dark syrup and then aged in oak, cherry, and walnut barrels. These flavors add to the essence of the balsamic gradually over time. Also, as it ages, moisture evaporates out, further thickening and concentrating the balsamic. Balsamic vinegars can age up to more than 100 years. Balsamic vinegars are traditionally produced in the Italian regions of Modena and Emilia Romana.