Chardonnay wine gives this vinegar a fruity robust authority, not unlike a sturdy French Burgundy. The distinctive Chardonnay flavor with a hint of oak, makes Kimberley Chardonnay Vinegar a standout among white wine vinegars. Use to make classic French vinaigrette for dressing delicate salad greens, and for potato, rice or pasta salads; chilled chicken and seafood dishes. Combine with olive oil and herbs for marinades, and use for classic Beurre blanc (French butter sauce).
California wines from the Alexander family winery or local vintners are used to handcraft Kimberley's one-of-a-kind vinegars. Using the time-honored Orleans process developed during the Middle Ages in France, the vinegar matures slowly and naturally for a minimum of six months in oak barrels. Rich and refined with a distinct varietal wine flavor, Kimberley vinegars reflect the fertile soil and unique climate of California. They are a robust 6.5% acidity, unpasteurized (to preserve the vinegar's subtle taste characteristics), and preservative-free.