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Il Condimento di Borgo Scopeto Balsalmic Vinegar (100ml)

$29.99
Il Condimento di Borgo Scopeto Balsalmic Vinegar (100ml)
We tasted this yesterday after we were given a sample, and it is a delicious little bottle of balsamic from Borgo Scopeto, an old estate in Chianti. Borgo Scopeto is a beautiful tiny hamlet with its own church, post office, town center, and housing. This self-sufficient little village has been making its own Chianti since 1990 and was acquired by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, who also owns Altesino and Caparzo. This is a rare item from Borgo Scopeto. They only make a limited amount each year with leftover musts from estate fruit aged in oak barrels where it naturally evaporates and concentrates for 8 to 10 years. We find that around the 10-year mark is the sweet spot for Balsalmic and is much more versatile, less sweet, and much cheaper. This has a lot of zip for balsamic which we enjoy because some examples can be very thick and syrup-like. This is energetic with that classic balsamic flavor of dried fruits like plum with spice and starts unassuming, getting more intense as it coats the pallet, with just enough sweetness to bring balance to the high acidity. It's a fantastic balsamic with more of an artisanal feel instead of fitting a style or competing with the big names and is a unique example of this famous condiment. This balsamic can be used to enhance the flavor of foods, whereas other examples, especially ones with more age, tend to steal the show and become the focus rather than contributing to a dish. Great over vegetables, as a glaze, in dressings, on cheese, and even ice cream. We have the only bottles of this available in the USA, and once we run out, we don't know when we will get more. This is not to miss for those that love balsamic vinegar or fine food.

Il Condimento di Borgo Scopeto Balsalmic Vinegar (100ml)

Il Condimento di Borgo Scopeto Balsalmic Vinegar (100ml)

$29.99
$29.99

We tasted this yesterday after we were given a sample, and it is a delicious little bottle of balsamic from Borgo Scopeto, an old estate in Chianti. Borgo Scopeto is a beautiful tiny hamlet with its own church, post office, town center, and housing. This self-sufficient little village has been making its own Chianti since 1990 and was acquired by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, who also owns Altesino and Caparzo. This is a rare item from Borgo Scopeto. They only make a limited amount each year with leftover musts from estate fruit aged in oak barrels where it naturally evaporates and concentrates for 8 to 10 years. We find that around the 10-year mark is the sweet spot for Balsalmic and is much more versatile, less sweet, and much cheaper. This has a lot of zip for balsamic which we enjoy because some examples can be very thick and syrup-like. This is energetic with that classic balsamic flavor of dried fruits like plum with spice and starts unassuming, getting more intense as it coats the pallet, with just enough sweetness to bring balance to the high acidity. It's a fantastic balsamic with more of an artisanal feel instead of fitting a style or competing with the big names and is a unique example of this famous condiment. This balsamic can be used to enhance the flavor of foods, whereas other examples, especially ones with more age, tend to steal the show and become the focus rather than contributing to a dish. Great over vegetables, as a glaze, in dressings, on cheese, and even ice cream. We have the only bottles of this available in the USA, and once we run out, we don't know when we will get more. This is not to miss for those that love balsamic vinegar or fine food.