To experience the full complexity of this Gold sealed, Oro Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia, expects suggest to try some on its own, at the end of a meal, like a good wine, sipping and enjoying the moment.
The seals on the traditional Italian balsamic vinegars signify grading levels; gold being the top quality, the best of the best with a perfect agro-dolce balance of sweet and sour with a harmonious hints of the wooden barrels used in aging. It has a super viscous body that pours very slowly which makes it perfect for drizzling out in small quantities.
These seals cannot be used to pinpoint an age of the balsamic vinegars; the test results specify quality rather than age. In general an Aceto Balsamico with a Gold Seal is 25 years or older. The grades given by the Consortium are a guarantee of a minimum level of quality, required to be allowed to use the nomination D.o.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta europea). San Giacomo is a proud producer of these high quality balsamic vinegars.