Vinegar of Santorini, Aged for 5 Years by Gaia
Did you know? It is from Assyrtiko must (Santorini), separated into two equal parts that each one follows different courses. One part first becomes a dry wine which then is oxidized in 500lt oak casks, according to Orleans tradition. The resulting vinegar ages in old oak barrels for 4 years. The second part of the must is simmered over a low flame in copper cauldrons and reduced till it is thick, aromatic and a quarter of its initial volume. After 4 years the two parts are blended and the resulting sweet vinegar matures for 1 year in old oak barrels.
Flavour notes: A unique, sweet dark red Assyrtiko vinegar with a complex aromatic profile.
TGL recipe recommendations: Strawberries, oysters, sauce reductions & grilled cuttlefish
Enjoy it in frugal quantities.