Modena's iconic ancient archways are the inspiration for the Mandarano Balsamic Label. Quality and good taste endure and improve with age.
The Mandarano Balsamic Story can be found here.
Our Balsamic is made entirely from premium quality grapes grown, harvested, aged and bottled in Modena, Italy, and carry the I.G.P. seal (Protected Geographical Indication).
Our Balsamics are produced in the traditional manner. First we start with premium grapes grown in the Modena Region. This is very significant because many balsamics on the market use non-regional grapes which significantly effects the taste characteristics and quality of the end product. Our grapes are grown insecticide free (which is very important because of the concentrated must used) and they are sustainably farmed. Eight different variety of grapes are carefully blended to achieve a recipe for the desired final flavor notes. Next, they are aged in seasoned wood barrels, carefully tended during the process by skilled craftsmen. They are produced in small batches, not large commercial vats.
Many low quality and mass produced Balsamics take advantage of the American consumers' lack of understanding of true Italian Balsamic. Many of these brands use low-quality grapes imported into Italy from Africa so manufactures can then claim the product is "Bottled in Italy".
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Yes. Mandarano Balsamic of Modena is 100% natural. There are no added sugars, starches or color enhancers added.
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Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce is also carried by many fine specialty retailers.
Yes - it is a perfect gift! We offer a beautiful Gift Set or purchase a 6-package of Table or Gold or a Case of Glaze! You'll receive a nice discount and complimentary shipping.