Although bottled under our label, this balsamic vinegar is actually an 8 year old balsamic condimento produced by Solai Vecchi, a producer of fine balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Our owners, Barbara and Jerry, visited Modena during the grape harvest and while there, noted the short window of time when the grapes should be harvested to lock in the special qualities used to produce the grape Must. Solai Vecchi uses Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes to obtain this special extract (the Must). After harvesting, the Must is aged in a set of small casks of special woods including oak, chestnut and cherry until the precious liquid has acquired the unique dark amber color and the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Solai Vecchi Balsamic Condimento has a lower acidity than regular balsamic vinegars, with a sweet taste and a fruity aroma. It offers just the right sweetness and acidity to partner with our mellow, yet fruity, Oils of Paicines Extra Virgin Olive Oil.