In July 2009 Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) obtained theProtected Geographical Indication status from the European Union. This status is established to protect the producers of certain products as well as to protect the consumer from imitations. Obtaining the PGI status brings with it the obligation to adhere to certain rules some of which pertain to labeling. Therefore, you will find that some of your favorite products now have redesigned labels that may initially cause some confusion.
The PGI law does not allow numbers, years, or descriptive adjectives such as Gran Riserva, Riserva, Selezione, and Speciale to be printed on the labels. Only the word "Invecchiato" (aged) may appear on the label as long as the product is aged for a period of at least three years in casks, barrels or other wooden receptacles. As a result, most labels have been redesigned with the colors Gold, Silver, and Bronze to distinguish the different qualities.
The Fattoria Estense Bronze Label Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is made according to a secret family recipe. This Balsamic is produced using a traditional fermentations process and is then aged for 8 years in wood barrels.
Fattoria Estense Bronze Label Balsamic Vinegar is a bright dark brown color, medium bodied, it gives forth a distinctive fruity aroma. It is an intense and stimulating sweet and sour dressing. It is excellent served on raw vegetables or salads.
Each bottle of our Bronze Label Balsamico contains 8.5 fluid ounces (250 ml) of Aceto Balsamico di Modena, aged 8 years by Fattoria Estense from Italy.