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J. Leblanc Cider Vinegar
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For more than 130 years, in the southernmost corner of the Burgundy region of southern France, the Leblanc family has made some of the highest quality, hand-crafted oils available in France, if not the world. Leblanc vinegars are of no lesser quality.
One of Leblanc's crowning achievements is this delectable apricot colored all-natural apple cider vinegar. It's fresh, fruity flavor comes from specially selected apples, making it perfect for light summer salad dressings. At 5% acidity, it is an ideal vinegar for pickling. A great addition to any cook's pantry!
- Ideal for marinades and pan sauces
- Whisk with walnut oil, a drizzle of honey and finely minced shallots for a lovely vinaigrette
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.