Why Balsamic? We are often asked why we started our first batch 17 years ago and it is still in the barrel.
Our love of balsamic and the process stems from the historic role of balsamic in the families of producers in Italy. Balsamic more than just about any product we know represents a family and its commitment to future generations. Because of the way we move vinegar from barrel to barrel each year and never empty a barrel (the solera process) every barrel will always have a part of every person ever involved in its production. Each generation will share with the next. We find this terribly romantic in a world of immediate gratification under the constant presence of the digital age.
With each passing year the vinegar gets better and better and over a lifetime it becomes something you are proud to leave to your children, we find this inspiring (and delicious) on so many levels.