• Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Why aged balsamic vinegar is called black gold?

It’s not a secret. A little bottle with few centiliters of aged balsamic vinegar can cost more than a piece of gold. The reason why aceto balsamico is so expensive relies on its production process. Vinegar masters in Modena and Reggio Emilia know that hurry is not allowed. Lambrusco red wine or Trebbiano white wine musts are the only necessary ingredients. Then time is mandatory to make the black gold.

Modena balsamic vinegar tour from Parma

Being in the middle of the Emilia Romagna region, the city of Parma is the ideal starting point for many food tours. Prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano tasting tours are amongst the most wanted. But real gourmets are seeking for something that goes behind luxury food. That’s the reason why more and more food enthusiasts and gourmets are joining this tour. Starting from Parma, the driver will take you to a traditional acetaia. The first thing you will know about this factory is how well-organized is the storage process. It takes time for wine grapes to transform themselves. To become the aged balsamic sauce Italians call aceto. Aged Aceto Balsamico di Modena (“invecchiato”) least maturing process is 3 years. Traditional Aceto Balsamico di Modena (“extravecchio”) needs at least 25 years of aging. That is why a little bottle of the most expensive balsamic vinegar can cost hundreds of dollars.

What will you get with the Balsamic Vinegar tour

During the tour, an expert guide will explain to you how the world’s best vinegar is made. As of fine wine, the production begins in the vineyards where grapes are kissed by the Italian sun. Apart from time, the only ingredients allowed are cooked Lambrusco grapes must and Lambrusco wine vinegar. Acetification and fermentation phase are responsible for this magical transformation. A long process that transforms wine into a dark, smooth and silky liquid. A single tiny drop of the best balsamic vinegar is like a calm explosion in your mouth. Something that can activate your deepest senses with the inestimable flavors the aging process creates.

The tour will end with a taste of balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano Reggiano with a Lambrusco glass of wine. It will be possible to taste different types of vinegar of different ages, from 20 to 100 years.

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What's included

  • Pick-up and drop off from accommodation
  • Professional Driving Guide
  • Visit of the factory
  • Tasting of Typical products 

What's excluded

  • Gratuities (optional) 

Important information

  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to be confirmed
  • Participant Requirements: Bring a mask with you and wear it during all the activities. All participants +12 years old must present one of the following documents: a complete vaccination certificate; certificate attesting to the administration of the first dose of the vaccine, which took place at least 15 days prior to the activity; a confirmation of the healing from Covid-19 within the last 6 months; the negative result of a swab performed no more than 48 hours before the activity. We remind you that in the absence of these documents it will not be possible to participate in the activity and no refund will be made.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 2 days or less before departure

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CULINARY
  • CITY BREAK

Guided Language

  • English
  • Italiano

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