Dark Balsamic Vinegars

Dark Balsamic Vinegars

Our Condimento Tradizionale dark balsamic vinegar, and all of our infused dark balsamic products made from it, are caramel colour-free!

We are proud to be one of the few companies in the world to offer a truly colour-free product.  It is estimated that upwards of 95% of all retail product labeled as "Balsamic" boasting a deep black-brown colour derives its darkness not from cooked down, caramelized grape must, but instead from a food dye known as “Caramel Colour”. This food dye's sole purpose is to add colour. It is odorless, flavourless, and contributes no density, thickness, or viscosity. In fact, it is impossible to detect its presence without a laboratory analysis. And with Italian Consortium law permitting it to be used in balsamic production, it is used with wild abandon.

Our Condimento Tradizionale is made with an exceptionally high percentage of Italian Lambrusco, Sangiovese and Trebbiano grapes that are slowly cooked to create the highest quality grape must base. The must is then combined with barrel aged Sangiovese wine vinegar to start the acetification process. It is cooked in copper kettles over an open wood fire in the "Traditional Style".  This time honoured method of making balsamic naturally thickens and deeply caramelizes the grape sugar which turns a rich, dark mahogany-brown. The end result is the most premium example of an extremely high quality balsamic condimento that pairs well with almost every olive oil in our store.



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CONDIMENTO TRADIZIONALE

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: TRADITIONAL 18 YEAR STYLE: Crafted in Modena, Italy by Aceto Varvello and ..

$13.95

BLUEBERRY Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This luscious blueberry infusion is just as amazing over a garden salad as..

$13.95

RASPBERRY Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Italian raspberry purée and our rich Condimento Tradizionale balsamic base..

$13.95

STRAWBERRY Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Made in Italy with a Tuscan strawberry purée that is added to our rich Con..

$13.95

RED APPLE Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The delicate, floral and sweet Gala Apple has a bright, sweet flavour that..

$13.95

POMEGRANATE Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Pomegranate is a perpetual favourite; its distinctive flavour and versatil..

$13.95

CINNAMON PEAR Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The rich Sri Lankan toasted cinnamon aroma and the sweet taste of Anjou pe..

$13.95

BLACKBERRY GINGER Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Combining the flavour of delicate blackberries and the gentle heat of ging..

$13.95

ITALIAN FIG Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This beautiful, fruit fused vinegar has everything you would expect from r..

$13.95

MAPLE Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The sweet and savoury aroma of maple syrup is captured in this exceptional..

$13.95

Espresso Dark Balsamic

This aged Balsamic Vinegar is amazingly complex, with layers of authentic espresso and dark roa..

$13.95

CHOCOLATE Dark Balsamic

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Torino is known throughout Italy for its high quality chocolate and coffee..

$13.95

Neapolitan Herb Balsamic

Zesty and versatile, our Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic has just the right amount of acidity to shin..

$13.95