Giovanni Cavalli, the ultimate producer of Tradizionale from Reggio Emilia, has resigned from the Consortium in order to independently produce Balsamic of Reggio Emilia according to his own ultra-high standard. Although Ferdinando, Giovanni's father, founded the Corsortium of Traditional Balsamic Producers of Reggio Emilia, Giovanni believes that he must be free of the Consortium's constraits to achieve his level of quality. Two basic quality levels have been established--Silver Seal and Gold Seal corresponding to the Modenese levels of minimum 12 year and 25 year aging respectively. However, these are minimums and do not reflect the age composition of Cavalli balsamico where stocks are up to 300 years old. The Cavalli name and reputation assures the high standard that a product of this quality demands. Cavalli Silver Seal Balsamic has a strong, sweet fragrance with thick, rich acidity. Intense bouquet. Bottles are numbered and come boxed with an informative booklet containing history and recipes. Each bottle contains 100 ml. of Silver Label Traditional Balsamic Vinegar by Cavalli from Reggio Emilia, Italy.
This Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is bottled especially for La Piana in the regulated Giugiaro Bottle white cap. There is a Consortium of producers of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena which oversees the entire production cycle of this DOC product and guarantees that all rules and regulations have been followed. Two types of vinegars, based on the aging period, are marketed: Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, which is aged for a minimum of 12 years, and Aceto Balsamico Tradizional di Modena Extra Vecchio which is aged for a minimum of 25 years. Each bottle of La Piana Traditional Balsamic (White Seal, aged a minimum of 12 years) contains 100ml. It is presented in a gift box which includes a comprehensive booklet explaining the vinegar making process as well as providing various recipes for use.
Academia Barilla's aged balsamic vinegars are personally selected in Modena, Italy, by a panel of top experts through blind taste tests. Made with grapes found only in Italy, all are distinguished by rich aromas, full-bodied flavor and sophisticated, well-structured taste -- all due to the high quality of grapes, the wooden casks in which they age and the timing of the transfers from one cask to another. Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena was produced from the noble Italian grapes Trebbiano di Sagna and Lambrusco, and was aged for 25 years in wood barrels; no sugar or caramel added.