In July 2009 Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) obtained the Protected 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 Gold Label Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is made according to a secret family recipe. Their Balsamic is produced using a traditional fermentation process and is then aged for 12 years in wood barrels.
Fattoria Estense Gold Label Balsamic Vinegar is a dense, syrupy and sweet balsamic whose rich flavor and deep amber color will captivate you. This Aceto Balsamico di Modena can be drizzled on aged cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano, or over fresh mozzarella that is also lightly drizzled with a fine olive oil. Sprinkle it over fresh picked strawberries for the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Prosciutto and filet mignon are elevated to a heavenly status when dressed with this addictive Balsamic Vinegar.
Each square glass bottle contains 8.5 fluid ounces (250 ml.) of Aceto Balsamico di Modena, Gold Label (Aged 12 Years) by Fattoria Estense from Italy.