Balsamic Life

The Best Grapes Make the Best Balsamic

Where do the grapes used for Balsamic Vinegar come from?
It’s an important question we just don’t think enough about. 

This is Mariangela Montanari.
She grows her own grapes (Trebbiano, Lambrusco, Pignoletto…) AND makes her own balsamic.

That’s rare.
Mariangela is one of the few balsamic producers in Italy who does both.
Not only are her grapes beautiful and well cared for, they are also all organic. 

Notice that all of Mariangela’s products contain just 1 ingredient: grape.
We know, it is amazing that you can have all this flavor variety with just 1 ingredient! Mariangela is a true artist, farmer, and foodmaker.

Saba is sweet. It is un-aged grape juice that has been cooked down into a beautiful syrup. It’s sweet, but not too sweet! You can use it as a sweetener for just about anything.
This is the most elegant Saba we have ever tasted.
Ingredients: 100% Grape

Balsamic Saba is a balsamic vinegar condiment, or as we like to say, our everyday balsamic. It’s part saba, which is sweet, and part aged grape juice, which is acidic.
This is a perfectly balanced balsamic.
Ingredients: 100% Grape

12-year-aged Balsamic Vinegar. This is the real thing. This is what all other balsamic vinegars try to imitate. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is thick, you only need a few drops.
Ingredients: 100% Grape

25-year-aged Balsamic Vinegar.
This is also the real thing, just aged for longer. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 25-years is thicker and is richer tasting than the 12-year-aged.
Ingredients: 100% Grape