Villa Manodori's Tradizionale Balsamic of Modena Extra Vecchio (Gold Seal) is submitted to the Consortium of Modena only after being aged at least 25 years. Maturing in wood barrels of chestnut, juniper and oak, the high quality grape must (unfermented juice from grapes) evolve into inky-black vinegar with a thick syrupy texture, and unmistakable rich sweet flavor, with just the right amount of acidity. Each bottle is packaged in Consortium glass that bears the Consortium Seal, to signify authenticity, alongside Villa Manodori's logo.
Limited annual production, packaged in authentic consortium-approved glass and gift boxed. Three Michelin-starred Chef Massimo Bottura's booklet of recipes is also included.
The name Villa Manodori harks back to a 16th century estate located in Modena's countryside. Great feasts of local game were often the custom at the Estensi Estate. Their renowned aceto balsamico was served as a digestive at the end of each meal. Chef Bottura takes great pride in Modenese culinary traditions and products. He has been commited over the past twelve years to restoring the Villa Manodori Acetaia to its noble past.
Villa Manodori is a collection in which Chef Massimo Bottura has applied his creative skills to the production of extra virgin olive oil, Essenziale, a collection of oils made from 100% natural plant oils combined with extra virgin olive oil, and an assortment of authentically-crafted balsamic vinegars. Made in the artisanal style and produced in limited quantities, these versatile condiments are enjoyed throughout the world.
In 2016, Chef Bottura's restaurant, Osteria Fracescana was named the number one restaurant at The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards in New York CIty. Located in Modena, Italy, it is the first time ever that an Italian Restaurant has achieved this standing.
Net weight: 100 ml (3.38 oz). Product of Italy.