Extravecchio (lit. extra old) Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP by Sapore Italiano comes from the best selected grapes of the sunny hills of Modena. Time, lots of time, passion, care, attention, and research goes into creating this fantastic product of excellence. It rests in small barrels made of different varieties of wood for over 25 years; these barrels give the product a real magic touch. Then it is evaluated by the Commission of certified tasters and, only after passing a rigorous examination, is it bottled and awarded with the DOP certification. The judgement of the tasters is expressed with a score, necessary to classify Extravecchio Traditional Balsamic Vinegar DOP of Modena aged at least 25 years. The glass bottle in which it is packaged must be unique in shape and capacity. The shape of this bottle, designed by the famous designer Giugiaro, is inspired to the traditional Matraccio used by master tasters. Extravecchio is distinguished from Affinato because of its oroen colored capsule.
The olfactory examination shows a characteristic bouquet, fragrant, complex but well blended, piercing and persistent, of evident but pleasing and harmonic acidity.