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J. Leblanc Champagne Vinegar
- THE STORY
Crisp, light flavor in an authentic French Champagne vinegar.
Unlike its domestic counterparts, J. Leblanc Champagne vinegar is all natural and unfiltered. A bit of the "mother" left suspended in the liquid helps the vinegar maintain its flavor. Made from pinot gris and meunière grapes grown in the Champagne region, this vinegar is spectacular in vinaigrettes and marinades.
Huilerie LeBlanc maintains no large storage facilities. Production of their fine quality nut oils takes place as orders come in, resulting in the freshest oil available with clean, bright, deep flavors. This also increases the longevity of the product - the oils will last a year if refrigerated after opening.
For each batch of oil about fifty pounds of nuts are ground into a paste using the huilerie's original granite mill. The paste, resembling the texture of peanut butter, is then transferred to a roaster, which toasts the paste for about ten minutes while being stirred constantly to assure an even roast. The roasted paste is then transferred to a mechanical press where it is divided in half and separated with filter cloth. After being pressed, the oil rests for 7-14 days to allow sediment to settle before bottling. Maximum production is about 300 liters a day.
J. Leblanc vinegars are of no lesser quality, made according to the same old traditions and with a respect for pure quality ingredients.