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    ACETAIA LEONARDI is a family run farm located in the Countryside of Modena producing Balsamic
    Vinegar according to a tradition handed down for four generations. All products are exclusively made using the
    ingredients provided by the local vineyards surrounding the farm, the typical Trebbiano white grape and Lambrusco
    red grape. From these two qualities of grapes, we obtain the must (cooked grape juice) which is the basic ingredient
    of the balsamic condiments aged here in the numerous wood barrels located in the attics of the “Acetaia”.
    The aged vinegar has very remote origins; the literature testifies that it was used as a “precious gift” offered
    to nobles, kings and intellectuals in sign of respect, peace or to pay ones dues. It was also included in the ladies’
    dowries for its medicinal properties and high value. Although it has an aphrodisiac reputation, it is well-known first
    for its digestive properties when it is aged for many years and therefore pleasantly soft like syrup.

    The artisanal methods to produce GOCCE balsamic Vinegar are handed down and jealously kept by the
    Leonardi family, however the main steps are:
    1. Hand pick-up of grapes typical of Modena area and immediate pressing to get the juice;
    2. Cooking of the juice to get a concentrated must;
    3. Acidification through natural fermentation process in wood barrels;
    4. Ageing of the must in wood barrels located in the “Acetaia” (attics of the houses, very cold in winter and very hot
    in summer to help the natural fermenting and concentration process);
    5. Tasting and transfer from the barrels to the final bottle.

    GOCCE ITALIANE is a colourful and modern range of balsamic vinegars produced at the Acetaia Leonardi
    which includes TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA D.O.P, BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF
    MODENA I.G.P., BALSAMIC CONDIMENTS, WHITE BALSAMA, SABA (Cooked grape Must), BALSAMIC
    GLAZES, FRUIT COMPOTES WITH BALSAMIC, CHOCOLATES AND PANETTONE FILLED WITH BALSAMIC
    GLAZE, LAMBRUSCO WINE and the brand new BALSAMIC PEARLS…

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  • Gocce Italiane

    GOCCE ITALIANE is a colourful and modern range of balsamic vinegars produced at the Acetaia Leonardi