We love this olive oil for its robust peppery flavour. It is a D.O.P. olive oil, meaning it is made with only one olive variety from a very specific area in Sicily. This certification ensures its authenticity, certifying that it is produced from one specific olive variety grown only in that specific area. Similar to the concept of “terroir”, this olive oil will display unique characteristics that are reflective of the a specific climate of the region and therefore can not be duplicated in flavour.
The name “Aceto Balsamico del Duca” was chosen by Adriano Grosoli in order to link his product with the prestige of Duke Francesco I D’Este, who was one of the most famous producers and consumers of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the favorite dressing at the Estense court. PALATE & AROMA: Intense, slightly fruity aroma, pronounced acidity with a touch of sweetness. SUGGESTED USE: Intended for everyday use in sauces, marinades and salads. PRODUCT INGREDIENTS: Wine vinegar, grape must, colouring caramel. ACIDITY: 6%
COUNTRY & REGION: West central Sicily, Italy. OLIVE CULTIVAR: Made from a blend of Sicilian olives (30% Nocellara del Belice, 30% Ogliarola, 40% Biancolilla). AROMA & PALETTE: Rich herbaceous aroma. Delicate fruity flavour with a subtle almond finish. SUGGESTED USE: Good for everyday use in salad dressings, seafood dishes, grilled vegetables.