Extravecchio and Affinato di Sapore Italiano’s Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP Extravecchio and Affinato come from the best grapes of the sunny hills of Modena. What follows is time, passion, care, attention and research. These products rest in small barrels made of different types of wood and then evaluated by the Commission of Certified Tasters. After passing a rigorous examination, they are bottled and awarded the PDO certification. The tasters’ judgment is expressed by a score, which is necessary to classify PDO Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Extravecchio aged at least 25 years, or Affinato aged at least 12 years. The glass bottle in which they are packaged should be unique in shape and capacity. Such a small bottle designed by the famous designer Giugiaro is inspired in shape by the traditional Matraccio used by master tasters. Extravecchio is distinguished by its gold-colored capsule unlike Affinato with a burgundy-colored capsule. Modenese tradition on the table.