La Guinelle Banyuls Vinegar - 500ml

Country of Origin: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
City / Village: Cosprons

This fantastic vinegar is hand-made by Nathalie Herre and Michel Giurt from sweet, heady Banyuls wine. Superb quality at a great price.

All told, this is a vinegar that is five years in the making.  It takes four years to make the Banyuls wine, which is allowed to mature in barrels exposed to the open air.  Once the wine is ready, the vinegar production begins with combining the wine with the banyuls mother and again stored in open top barrels of oak.  After more than 8 months,  but before the alcohol is entirely transformed into acetic acid, the vinegar is removed and bottled unfiltered.This natural process stands in stark contrast to the more common industrial methods which move wine to vinegar in all of 15 days which results in lots of acidity and very little depth of flavor. 

The natural process that Nathalie Herre uses makes it possible to produce a vinegar with soft and fruity flavours in which the rate of acidity does not exceed 6.5%.

Drizzle over a frisee salad or some seared sea scallops..

Produced By: La Guinelle
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