Secco del Borgo, the traditional peasant name for wine vinegar – to distinguish it from balsamic – is made from white Trebbiano grapes. Secco del Borgo is recommended on fresh salads and marinades. Try it together with our Borgo del Balsamico Condiment for a special, sour-sweet experience.
Secco del Borgo is prepared in the traditional way of turning wine into vinegar in the presence of wood chips. Wood chips are first placed in the centre of a wooden cask (today a steel vat) bef ore the wine is added. The acetobacteria on the surface of the wood gradually acidify the wine, turning it slowly into vinegar. Secco del Borgo is then mellowed in oak casks where it takes on its warm amber colour and acquires its pungent, rounded taste.