This balsamic vinegar from Modena is made from boiled grape musts (Lambrusco, Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Albana, Ancellotta, Fortana et Montuni).
A 10 year-aged wine vinegar is aged further in increasingly small wooden barrels: oak, English oak, chestnut, mulberry, juniper. The vinegar concentrates over time, aromas and juices develop and acidity decreases. In this way, the vinegar acquires its sweet taste and unique dark colour.
The story of A L'Olivier began in 1822 in the heart of Paris. Mr. Popelin, a pharmacist at the time, decided to set up a stall devoted to olive oil. This pioneering man of vision was already aware in 1822 of modern press claims that are bolstered by extensive scientific studies: The Green Gold is an elixir. For years he vaunted the merits of olive oil to Parisians and in time the firm became the haunt of lovers of the Mediterranean art of living. Today, A L'Olivier remains France's most respected producer of specialty oils and vinegars.