Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

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Discovering Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is an experience that involves all the senses: the characteristic “deep dark brown and shiny” colour, enhanced by the natural light of a candle, the intense smell, which conceals scents of grapes and hints of precious woods (always oak, chestnut, mulberry and juniper) and finally the sweet and sour flavour, which is formed through the passages in the various casks that make up the barrel set.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO is the result of the tradition and expertise that have led to the conception and refinement of its recipe over the centuries, in harmony with the territory. Refinement and ageing in precious wooden barrels help provide the product’s special aromatic features.

Real Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is produced in the area of the ancient Este territory. It is obtained from cooked grape must; it is matured by slow acetification, derived from natural fermentation and progressive concentration through its long ageing in a series of vats of different woods, without the addition of aromatic substances.

History – Timeline

The history of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is inextricably linked to the Modena area but its origins go back a long way, spanning various centuries, customs and definitions.

Famous Figures

Here are some interesting quotations from famous figures who, throughout history, have had a connection with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.