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NATURAL BALSAMIC CONDIMENT

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The Natural Balsamic Condiment from Costa dei Rosmarini boasts features that make it strongly different from the ordinary Balsamic Vinegar available in the large-scale retail trade. The latter is actually the cheap industrial version of the "Traditional" Balsamic Vinegar, that is protected by the DOP logo (Denomination of Protected Origin). The "Non-Traditional" vinegar is prepared adding common wine vinegar and caramel.

When the simmered must used to produce the Traditional Vinegar is kept in the casks for a shorter time than what DOP rules prescribe, the result is a product that shows quite similar properties to the "Traditional" Balsamic Vinegar, even though it canít be qualified through this denomination. This product is called Condiment in order to be distinguished from the industrial version.

The Natural Balsamic Condiment from Costa dei Rosmarini contains only simmered must of Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes and ages for at least 4 years in oak, chestnut and cherry casks. Unlike the industrial "Non -Traditional" vinegar it contains no wine vinegar, nor colourings, flavourings and caramel and doesnít irritate the olfaction thanks to its balanced acidity. Its density as well is very similar to the "Traditional".

Balsamic Vinegar
"Tradizionale"
Natural Balsamic Condiment
Costa dei Rosmarini
Balsamic Vinegar
"Non-Tradizionale"
Ingredients:
simmered grape must
Ingredients:
simmered grape must
Ingredients: concentrated
grape must, simmered grape
must, wine winegar, caramel
Aging > 12 years Aging > 4 years Aging 2 months,
seldom gets 3 years
High density High density Low densidty
Pleasant smell Pleasant smell Irritating smell due to wine vinegar
Time and air
do not affect the product
Time and air
do not affect the product
After opened must be used
within 2 months. Gets solid
if left open air
Retailed between 80 to 150
Eur in tiny 100ml bottles
Retailed at about 25 Eur
in 250ml bottles
Retailed at about 5-10 Eur
in 250ml bottles

The Natural Balsamic Condiment has the same packaging as our extra virgin "Santa Chiara" 250ml, but it is wrapped in an elegant bordeaux tinfoil. The two products perfectly match together on the tables where elegance dwells.