Made from white Trebbiano grape juice, Balsamic vinegar is dark and sweet. It is aged in barrels for a number of years before it is considered ready to use.
bal-SAH-mic] Exquisite Italian vinegar made from white Trebbiano grape juice. It gets its dark colour and pungent sweetness from aging in barrels — of various woods and in graduating sizes — over a period of years. It should be noted that many balsamic vinegars contain sulphites, which are primarily added to inhibit the growth of unfavourable, flavour-detracting bacteria.
an mild reddish brown vinegar aged in wooden casks from the Moderna area in Italy. Also available in a white variety.