Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P Extra vecchio – Villa Manodori
Aged for over 20 years in handmade wooden barrels, Villa Manodori Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale is a Modenese delicacy. The unmistakable flavor, color, and texture derives from the high quality must and years of aging in barrels made of various types of wood: chestnut, cherry, juniper, oak, walnut, and elm. Chef Bottura suggests using several drops of Tradizionale to finish a risotto dish or to accompany chunks of aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Whether used by the drop to accent a plate or served at the end of a meal by the teaspoon, Villa Manodori Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale should always be used sparingly due to its limited annual production.
The name Villa Manodori harks back to a 16th century estate located in Modena’s countryside. Great feasts of local game were often the custom at the Estensi Estate. Their renowned aceto balsamico was served as a digestive at the end of each meal. Chef Bottura takes great pride in Modenese culinary traditions and products. He has been commited over the past twelve years to restoring the Villa Manodori Acetaia to its noble past.