There are no shortcuts to making handcrafted vinegar.
About The Taste: We use the French Champagne Method to create the California Sparkling Wine that we then handcraft into our crisp white wine vinegar using the traditional Orleans Method and barrel aging. KATZ Sparkling Wine Vinegar, with its pristine clarity, is made from 100% Suisun Valley, California Chardonnay. Its desirable low acidity level of 6%, creates a tart, full-bodied vinegar with “soft” edges and a fruity aroma.
Offering crisp and pleasant acidity, hints of vanilla from the oak and subtle nuances of melon and cucumber in the finish, its clean taste lends itself to a myriad of culinary uses. Well-made vinegar and acid in general really acts as the yin in much of the yang of good cooking. At its best, it should balance and brighten flavor and create contrast to produce delicious food. There are very few dishes that do not benefit from the addition of a splash of vinegar to balance out the richness (fat) in your recipe. Splash away!
WE HONOR TRADITION & REGION WITH OUR PRODUCTS
About KATZ Traditional Orleans Method Vinegars: A few years ago, we ventured out to make wine vinegar using the centuries-old Orleans Method perfected over 500 years ago in France. Most vinegar today is produced by a system that takes just hours, but removes most of the taste and the nutrients, and the 'art' of making this ancient elixir. In contrast, authentic barrel aged vinegar like ours is converted slowly over many months from quality wines and fermented juices with the starter - the 'mother' - in oak barrels. This is the way we do it in our 1865 Suisun Valley Vinegar House, and the result is a complex, rich elixir with fine balance and subtle complexity.
You'll find dozens of recipes for our traditional Orleans Method Vinegars on our From The Vinegar House page...
Please Note: Any sediment that may settle on the bottom of your bottle is a sign of the natural, handcrafted process in which the vinegar was made and can be simply filtered through a strainer, if you like, and poured back into the bottle.
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