250 ML Bottle - Italy
This incomparable Sour Cherry Vinegar uses sour cherries because they contain more true "cherry" flavor than eating cherries and that's why Joseph Reiterer and his colleague Robert Bauer have teamed up to use the juice of the sour cherry to make this exquisite, wonderful cherry vinegar.
Light hints of cherry on the nose can fool you, since this dark red liquid is packed with a rich cherry flavor. With only 5% acid it is softer on the palate than infused vinegars - as a matter of fact because of all of the cherry flavor it tastes softer than most other fruit vinegars. This sour cherry vinegar also has a complex dry finish.
It is good for vinaigrettes and marinades, especially when used to dress salads composed with heartier greens. It will really shine on composed salads that contain cheeses or meats. It will also compliment the flavor of duck, game or even pork - why not deglaze the pan after sautéing your meat, and then add some stock and reduce for a wonderful sauce.
About the Producer:
Joseph's farm near the town of Meltina in the province of Bolzano – Joseph is an acclaimed sparkling wine maker in the Alto Adige while Robert is considered the most skilled Master vinegar maker in all of Germany. This mountainous area of Italy's Alto Adige was a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and German sounding names are quite common throughout the region. Joseph is well known for his craftsmanship and his respect for agricultural output of a given “territory.”
Acetoria artisan vinegars are made with the utmost attention to detail from the sugar and acid levels of fruit that are pressed, fermented and then acidified to the quality of the wine used to make their wine vinegars. Vinegar “mothers” are carefully chosen, the temperature and humidity of the process are controlled and just the right type of wood is used for the appropriate aging period.
The results are vinegars with rich, deep and complex flavors, to be savored in their own right. More than just acids for your favorite salads, they are liquids that whole meals can be built around. Along with numerous delicious wine vinegars made from high-quality DOC wines, many artisan fruit vinegars are produced in various styles.
However, in each case it's not merely a wine vinegar infused with fruit flavor, but the fruit is actually press, fermented into wine, and then put through an acidic fermentation. The result is a deeper fruit flavor, from start to finish and a softer acidity.