Organic Citrus Balsamic Vinegar
- THE STORY
Not only does this bright vinegar perfectly complement summer's fresh fruits and vegetables, it's making waves with the cocktail crowd, too!
Inspired by the sun-drenched lemon groves of Sorrento, this lively balsamic vinegar brings a taste of Mediterranean sunshine to marinades for seafood and poultry, sprinkle over fresh berries or salads, or blend in to sparkling water for a refreshing beverage on a warm day. As a cocktail ingredient, it pairs well with light colored spirits like gin and vodka.
Italian balsamic maker Nicolo Verrini is following in the steps of his grandfather, who began making balsamic vinegars in the 1960s. In his 30s, Nicolo represents a new generation of balsamic makers; he is innovative without straying too far from tradition simply for the sake of creating something trendy. Nicolo's philosophy seems simple: Begin with the very best raw materials and do your best not to ruin what nature has already provided. His results, however, are extraordinary, capturing in beautiful oval bottles the bounty of a particular season in which the featured fruit was at its peak.
Each fruit balsamic begins with a base of white balsamic, colored with the juice of the featured fruit. In creating this line of balsamics, Nicolo has worked conscientiously to establish a perfect balance of density, acidity, and sweetness.The visual appeal of these vinegars make them delightful gifts for any occasion.
Nicolo's balsamics are brought to American customers by RITROVO (from the Italian ritrovare, to find or find again), a Seattle-based company that imports a unique line of artisanal, regionally-focused, and predominantly organic Italian food products—often from generations-old and family-operated farms and production facilities. Co-founders and partners in life Ilyse Rathet and Ron Post—themselves sommeliers and teachers of enogastronomy—are passionate about sharing the stories of their producers, including Nicolo, with whom they worked closely to develop this line of perfectly balanced fruit balsamics.
Read more about Nicolo and RITROVO in our Taste.Savor.Share. Blog post.