Vinegars: Dark Balsamic Vinegars

The production of balsamic vinegar resembles that of wine making. Balsamic vinegar is an aged reduction of sweet Trebbiano grapes that are boiled in copper cauldrons, and reduced to 33% its original volume to a syrup like base called "must". The resulting "must" is placed into wooden barrels and an older balsamic vinegar is added to assist in the acetification.

Each year the vinegar is transferred to different wood barrels so that the vinegar can obtain some of the flavors of the different woods. The only approved woods are oak, cherry, chestnut, mulberry, acacia, juniper, and ash. The age of the vinegar is divided into young – from 3 to 5 years maturation; middle aged 6 to 12 years and the highly prized very old which is at least 12 years and up to 150 years old. 

At Seasons, all of our dark balsamics are at least 12 years old, PGI Certified 4 Leaf Quality, Traditional quality balsamic.  

Black Cherry Balsamic
Modena, Italy : Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz.
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$15.95

Black Cherry Balsamic

Modena, Italy


Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz.

Try our all natural Dark Cherry balsamic on your favorite goat cheese salad.  Use as a marinade for chicken or pork.

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Coratina Gran Cru


Suggested Recipes:
Fresh Ricotta & Fig Crostini with Cherry Balsamic
Balsamic Chocolate Truffles
Cherry Balsamic Root Vegetables
Dessert Crostini
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Raspberry
Modena, Italy
375mL
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$15.95

Raspberry

Modena, Italy


375mL

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Blood Orange Fused
Roasted Walnut Oil
Koroneiki
Cobrancosa


Lavender Infused
Modena, Italy : 12 Year
375mL
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$15.95

Lavender Infused

Modena, Italy


12 Year
375mL

Sweet, mildly floral, with subtle herbaceous undertones.  Pairs well with Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Olive oil and Blood Orange Extra  Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Delicious drizzled over fresh fruit. Use to finish your lamb, pork or chicken.

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Blood Orange Fused
Organic Herbs de Provence Infused
Koroneiki
Frantoio
Cobrancosa
Bergamot Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Blackberry Ginger
Modena, Italy
375 mL / 12.7 oz
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$15.95

Blackberry Ginger

Modena, Italy


375 mL / 12.7 oz

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Organic Persian Lime


Suggested Recipes:
Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Sangria
Pomegranate Balsamic
Modena, Italy : 12 Year
375mL / 12.7 Fl Oz
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$15.95

Pomegranate Balsamic

Modena, Italy


12 Year
375mL / 12.7 Fl Oz

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Lemon Fused
Organic Persian Lime
Frantoio
Coratina Gran Cru
Cobrancosa


Red Apple Balsamic
Modena, Italy : 12 Year
375mL / 12.7 Fl Oz
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$15.95

Red Apple Balsamic

Modena, Italy


12 Year
375mL / 12.7 Fl Oz

$15.95
Suggested Recipes:
APPLE & STILTON SALAD WITH FIG
Vermont Maple Balsamic
Modena, Italy
375mL
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$15.95

Vermont Maple Balsamic

Modena, Italy


375mL

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina


Suggested Recipes:
Maple Balsamic Onion Topping
Violet Balsamic
Modena, Italy
375mL
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$15.95

Violet Balsamic

Modena, Italy


375mL

Perfect for summer entertaining - floral, sweet and harmonious, perfect on goat cheese and arugula.

$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Bergamot Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Espresso Balsamic
Modena, Italy
375mL / 12.7 oz
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$15.95

Espresso Balsamic

Modena, Italy


375mL / 12.7 oz

This aged Balsamic Vinegar is amazingly complex, with layers of authentic espresso
and dark roasted coffee. It makes a fantastic glaze or barbeque base for pork, beef or
chicken. Add a shot to an “affogatto float”, which calls for a tall mug of vanilla gelato
scoops covered with coffee.


Food Pairings: Meats, Dessert, Reductions


$15.95
18 Year Traditional
Sweet, Rich, Thick
Modena, Italy : Aged 18 Years
375 mL/12.7 oz
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$16.95

18 Year Traditional

Modena, Italy


Sweet, Rich, Thick
Aged 18 Years
375 mL/12.7 oz

Our most special traditional balsamic vinegar comes from Modena, Italy - the only certified region where a “true” balsamic vinegar can be made.

Made utilizing the Solara method of progressive wood barrels, our traditional balsamic contains an amount of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar sufficient to achieve the desired density, and incredibly balanced and complex flavor characteristics present in fine vinegars. Rich in sweet fruit and woody flavors, our balsamic is nectar-like and luscious in flavor, and is much thicker than your usual balsamic. 

The traditional Balsamic Vinegar can be drizzled over salad, tomatoes, cheese or vanilla ice cream. Try a few drops in soups, stews, on grilled and roasted meats, and on chicken and fish to add acidity and bring out the intrinsic flavors. Delightful on top of tomatoes, it is especially delicious on strawberries and fresh fruit.



$16.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Blood Orange Fused
Koroneiki
Roasted Walnut Oil
Milanese Gremolata Infused
Oro Bailen Picual (Gold Medal)
*OCT 2013* Family Reserve FRESH CRUSH
FS-17
Coratina Gran Cru
Melgarejo Frantoio
Picholine
Mandarin Fused Olive Oil


Suggested Recipes:
Roasted Beet Salad
Beef Carpaccio with Balsamic & Truffle Oil
Roasted Chicken with Dijon & Balsamic
Balsamic Cherries
Beef Carpaccio Rolls with Arugula and Manchego Cheese
Olive Oil Gelato with Balsamic Strawberries
Dessert Crostini
Balsamic Steak with Radicchio
Fig Balsamic
Modena, Italy : Aged 12 Years
375 mL / 12.7 oz
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$15.95

Fig Balsamic

Modena, Italy


Aged 12 Years
375 mL / 12.7 oz

This dense, sweet, 12-year balsamic vinegar is made with figs and exhibits mellow fig flavor with less "bite" due to a lower acid content.  This moderately tart vinegar is the perfect pair for a Caprese salad or simply drizzled over fresh fruit.


$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Koroneiki
Frantoio
Roasted Butternut Squash Seed Oil
Melgarejo Frantoio
Cobrancosa
Millers Blend - Special Reserve
Bergamot Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Suggested Recipes:
Red Onion and Orange Salad
Arugula Salad with Dried Figs & Goat Cheese
Dessert Crostini
Asian Pear and Cabrales Salad
Green Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Juniper Berry
12 Year Aged Dark Balsamic
Modena, Italy
200mL / 6.7 Fl Oz
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$12.95

Juniper Berry

Modena, Italy


12 Year Aged Dark Balsamic
200mL / 6.7 Fl Oz

$12.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Roasted Walnut Oil
Organic Persian Lime
Cobrancosa


Dark Chocolate
Tart Chocolate, Sweet
Italy : Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz
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$15.95

Dark Chocolate

Italy


Tart Chocolate, Sweet
Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz

The traditional style Dark Chocolate balsamic is the perfect ingredient for drizzling on vanilla ice cream or cheese plates.  Try this balsamic as a marinade for pork skewers and discover new layers of flavor that will enhance your food. Aged for a minimum of 12 years.



$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Arbequina
Blood Orange Fused
Roasted Walnut Oil
Roasted Butternut Squash Seed Oil


Suggested Recipes:
Chocolate Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
Dessert Crostini
Chocolate Balsamic Roasted Corned Beef
Chocolate Coconut Bars
Tangerine
Italy : Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz
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$15.95

Tangerine

Italy


Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz

The Tangerine infused balsamic has layers of luscious, citrus flavor that will compliment any fruit salad.  Our tangerine balsamic makes a wonderful salad dressing when paired with our Blood Orange Fused extra virgin olive oil.  Try drizzling a few drops on top of grilled scallops for a sweet, vibrant finish.  Aged for a minimum of 12 years.



$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Koroneiki
Melgarejo Frantoio
Millers Blend - Special Reserve
Mandarin Fused Olive Oil


Suggested Recipes:
Tangerine Mache Salad with Walnut Oil
Tangerine Feta Salad
Balsamic Chocolate Truffles
Orange Olive Oil Brownies
Tangerine Balsamic Beef
Cinnamon Pear
Savory Cinnamon, Sweet Pear
Modena, Italy : Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz
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$15.95

Cinnamon Pear

Modena, Italy


Savory Cinnamon, Sweet Pear
Aged 12 Years
375mL / 12.7 oz

Our popular cinnamon pear balsamic vinegar lends itself well to finishing any savory dish or dessert.  The exciting fall flavor will enhance baked apples, pear salads or any fruit cobbler.   This vinegar is a perfect choice for anyone who enjoys a sweet and savory balance.  Aged for a minimum of 12 years.



$15.95
Suggested Pairings:
Bergamot Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Suggested Recipes:
Candied Butternut Squash
Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie
Pear Salad With Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Dressing
Orange Pumpkin Bars