Would you like to taste truly pure PDO Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena?

Here are some valuable tips that will help you appreciate its aromatic bouquet.

What do you need?

  • Glass goblet
  • Porcelain spoon
  • Source of light, like a torch or candle

How to proceed?

Visual analysis.

Taste starts with sight. Let yourself be enchanted by the brilliant reflections of Modena’s black gold. Pour the PDO Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena into your glass and rotate the stem to make the liquid adhere to the glass. This will allow you to observe its density: as the veil settles, the more it is full-bodied and persistent, the denser the Balsamic Vinegar is.

You can use a candle or torch to look at the backlit vinegar and study its clarity. Dark brown is the only color allowed by the disciplinary.

Olfactory analysis.

It’s time to discover the complexity and balance of your Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Take the glass in one hand and close the opening with the other so that

the aromas released by the heat are trapped inside. After a minute, inhale the aroma a few times: the smell must be strong and persistent, characterized by an acidic counterpoint. Make sure it doesn’t taste musty or rancid.

Taste analysis.

Finally, the most sought-after exam. The moment for the PDO Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena to take the main stage: the palate. Put a few drops on a white ceramic spoon. Unlike other materials, like metal, ceramic does not affect the organoleptic characteristics of the product.  Bring the vinegar to your mouth and distribute it with your tongue along the entire palate. Try to grasp the syrupiness, flavors, and woody nuances.