Compagnia Del Montale Special Edition Balsamic Vinegar Compagnia del Montale, a small, family owned company, produces their award winning balsamic vinegars in Italy and created this Special Edition balsamic vinegar to celebrate the awards and their partnership with Italian Products USA. This special creation shows how caring and particular they are about the grapes that are used in their products. The grapes used are from the Emilia Romagna vineyards which are then ripened in French oak barriques, or barrels. There they obtain a wonderful, velvety texture that creates a thick balsamic vinegar that is distinct and well rounded. Versatile Food Pairings The Compagnia Del Montale Special Edition Balsamic Vinegar is so versatile that you can easily pair it with a simple summer salad or a highly refined gourmet meal. It compliments parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, strawberries, ice cream, meats, and grilled vegetables very well. Quality Product of Italy Each bottle of the Special Edition Balsamic Vinegar has been aged 6-8 years to create a rich and tantalizing flavor. The balsamic vinegar is also IGP certified and bears the IGP seal. This assures you that Compagnia del Montale Special Edition Balsamic Vinegar was truly produced in Italy.