BalsaMela is the result of direct firecooking of organic apple juice and apple vinegar, much like the cooking down of grape must in traditional balsamico. This syrupy apple vinegar is great drizzled like balsamic over fresh ricotta and goat cheeses, panna cotta, fruits, or even as a agrodolce accompaniment to seasonal vegetables. This is a 100% artisanal and natural product that does not contain colorants, preservatives, or thickeners; just cooked apple juice and apple vinegar. As the vinegar is traditionally produced, there may be some naturally occurring sulfites, but none have been added.
Acetaia San Giacomo, located in the Reggio Emilia region of Italy, is where Andrea Bezzecchi oversees the production of aged balsamic vinegar. With great respect for the tradition and strict adherence to the true methods of production, the San Giacomo line is the true balsamic.
The balsamic begins with only one ingredient, the cooked grape must of local Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes. The grape must is cooked over open fire, and traditional wooden barrels of decreasing size and of different types of wood are used for the aging process.Acetaia San Giacomo has been recognized for their superior quality and pure line of balsamics.