A beautiful place where nature blends with the history of this ancient Acetaia surrounded by superb Mediterranean Italian Gardens. The Estate of Il Borgo del Balsamico is set in a rural area in the province of Emilia Romagna not far from the major county town of Reggio Emilia.
It is in itself more than an “Acetaia” but also a place of beauty and peace where the surrounding nature fuses with the history of this ancient Estate. Where the owners still today can draw all their inspirations by constantly innovating all aspect of their products presentation!
Holding dear on the family tradition but with a keen eye to the future, the Crotti sisters are today at the steering wheel of the family business. Bringing consumers a 100% natural and pure artisanal product made with care and love, in an era of so much counter fit industrialization, it is like a breeze of fresh air and guarantee of authenticity.
Il Borgo brings you a product that is also simple and easy to understand by a way of visually recognizing through an elegant modern color coding presentation like Yellow Orange and Red the three distinctive categories and different type of ageing of all their Balsamico and Condiments and guiding us through the color coding to choose the appropriate Balsamico for our daily use, like the beautiful Tinello Line graphic design that explicitly explain its everyday use.
At Il Borgo del Balsamico they only use typical locally grown grape varietals of Emilia Romagna like the white Trebbiano and the red Lambrusco.
After the initial slow controlled of the grape-most cooking it is than lather transferred into different size and types of barrels made of different type of woods like oak, juniper, chestnut, cherry nut, to start their long ageing journey process from which with the passing of time of seasons after seasons and temperature variations between summer and winter it will allow the slow formation of the Balsamico juice by first absorbing than developing all the perfume of the different flavours of the woods!
A beautiful nectar that will naturally thickening only with the right time of passage in the different barrels! So, real time is absolutely necessary, to slowly transformed the sugars into a delicate velvety sweet taste nectar but with always that subtle pungency of acidity felling that a true Balsamico should always have.
After all the word Aceto Balsamico means Balsamic Vinegar. So the result is a complex and precious subtle blend of all these different aromas.
Exceptional product always comes with exceptional care and at Il Borgo del Balsamico the devise is not quantity but rather undisputed quality by choosing first and very carefully the very essential primary product like the grapes, and then by carefully following all the necessary step after step of its delicate transformation.
At Il Borgo it’s also very important choosing the right people to represent their products around the world. People who are able to truly understand and communicate the true hard work and dedication behind Il Borgo del Balsamico and so to properly transfer all this know how to their discerning customers, who will appreciate this incredible artisanal product!