Handcrafted from 95% Suisun Valley, California Chardonnay and a 5% mix of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, this Sparkling Wine Vinegar delivers a crisp and pleasant 6% acidity with hints of vanilla from the oak and subtle nuances of melon and cucumber in the finish. Its clean taste and pristine clarity lends itself to a myriad of culinary uses creating the Best Champagne Vinegar.
From the Artisan:
About KATZ Traditional Orleans Method Vinegars: We have long been fascinated with the idea of marrying the sweetness and complexity of wine grapes that have been left on the vine to concentrate the flavors and natural sugars, with the bright and crisp acidity of traditional Orleans Method wine vinegar. A few years ago, we ventured out to make wine vinegar using the centuries-old Orleans Method perfected over 500 years ago in France. Most vinegar today is produced by a system that takes just hours but removes most of the taste and the nutrients, and the ‘art’ of making this ancient elixir. In contrast, authentic barrel aged vinegar like ours is converted slowly over many months from quality wines and fermented juices with the starter – the ‘mother’ – in oak barrels. This is the way we do it in our 1865 Suisun Valley Vinegar House, and the result is a complex, rich elixir with fine balance and subtle complexity.