San Giacomo Saba - 250ml
Country of Origin: Italy
City / Village: Novellara
aWe recently discovered this wonderful producer of Balsamico at a recent Salon del Gusto in Turin Italy. In addition to their Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia they produce a number of other amazing balsamic products including this saba.
Saba is made from the same cooked grape must (Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes) used for producing balsamico but it is simply reduced by 1/3 over an open fire which caramelizes the sugars and concentrates the flavors. Unlike Balsamico, saba is not fermented or aged and as such it is important to get it as fresh as possible. We keep it for no more than 1 year from the date of production. We receive new batches each year in November or December depending upon the production schedule.
This traditional specialty is used in many ways, limited only by your culinary imagination: As a drink when diluted with sparkling water, over shaved ice (granita), over ice cream, to sweeten breads and cookies, as a condiment on beans or polenta, or added to ricotta or yogurt. Add it to your tomato sauce to create an exceptional sauce. When fresh fruits are in season, serve sliced with a little Saba drizzled on top or of course, try a drizzle of it atop a crumbling of Parmigiano Reggiano or Bra Duro.
About Acetaia San Giacomo:
We recently discovered this wonderful producer of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale (ABT) di Reggio-Emilia at the Salon del Gusto and we are happy to have it on our shelves in time for the holidays. The tradizionale vinegars are all of a minimum level of quality as defined by the consortium and while it would be easy to then consider all such vinegars equal, there can be distinct qualitative differences from one producer to the next. Our vinegars are from a small producer who reaches beyond the consortium's requirements to produce the best traditional product they can. This means choosing only the highest quality grapes for pressing and cooking; cooking the mosto at a lower temperature for a longer period of time; maintaining
a low residual sugar content so that the full complexity of flavors comes through and the vinegar is only aged and stored in wood and never in steel. We have a wide selection of vinegars including the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale in red seal, silver seal and gold seal as well as their saba, vincotto and condimento balsamico.
San Giacomo Saba - 250ml
Product ID: 01645