The depth and complexity of the Vinagres de Yema products is a result of the time-honored tradition of utilizing the solera method of aging. The process begins with the harvest of Palomino grapes grown near Jerez, Spain, and a series of barrels called criaderas. Each criadera contains vinegars with similar flavor characteristics, that have been aged for different lengths of time. When the solera, the barrel with the oldest vinegar, is tapped for bottling, it is never fully drained. Instead, the remaining vinegar is then blended with vinegar from the next younger criadera, and so on through the series of bottles until the youngest is topped out with fermented must. Cepa Vieja comes from a solera containing vinegar that is 25 years old.
Cepa Vieja is ideal in chilled Gazpacho, salad dressings, and to finish grilled vegetables. Any recipe calling for sherry vinegar will be enhanced with this real-deal import.
El Puerto de Santamaria, Spain
100% sherry wine vinegar
16.9 fl oz