A careful blend of very dense cooked Italian grapes must and high quality wine vinegar. Thick as maple syrup, slightly pungent with aromas of oak and cherry with a long, bright, sweet finish.
Drizzle over prosciutto and figs, sliced figs with gorgonzola and walnuts, or any salumi platter. Ideal over a tuna or beef tartare. Drizzle over thinly sliced roast beef or pork roast. Perfect over baked apples, stone fruit, cheese cake, gelato and panna cotta.
In Italy in 2011, a new denomination was created by the European Union: Aceto Balsamico di Modena I.G.P., along with strict guidelines for production and labeling. Under these regulations, individual producers in Modena must identify both the age and viscosity of their vinegar according to a proprietary symbol. Acetaia Leonardi chose as their symbol gold coins, each coin reflective of age and thickness: Three Coins and Red Seal (young), Four coins and Silver Seal (medium), and Five coins and Gold Seal (thick).
—Rich, complex and sweet. Slightly pungent, with aromas of oak and cherry with a long, bright finish. Use it where it can dazzle. Drizzle over creamy desserts such as panna cotta, zabaione or
gelato. Delicious over savory dishes like sliced figs with gorgonzola and walnuts. Ideal over a tuna or beef tartare.