The Territory of Balsamic Vinegar


Modena

Modena

The Compagnia Del Montale's Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO production area, according to tradition and in compliance with current regulations, corresponds to the province of Modena. In this area there is an abundance of grapes with just the right concentration of sugars and acidity.

 

Flavors and knowledge

Modena is located in the plains of Emilia Romagna, along the scenic landscape that follows the course of the River Po and crosses the Secchia and Panaro basins. This is the area of the old Este Duchy: a land rich in history and with a great culinary tradition. It was the farmers’ ancient knowledge and the innate love for living well and eating well, together with the pedoclimatic characteristic of the territory, that gave life to a local and exclusive product such as Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Compagnia Del Montale.

 

Optimal climatic conditions

The Modena area has a typical semi-continental climate, tempered by the influence of the nearby Adriatic Sea. The winters are cold, with average temperatures around 2°C, the summers are hot and humid, with temperatures reaching as high as 35°C. Autumn and spring temperatures are very mild. These conditions favor the development of the native acetic flora, which determines the maturation and aging process of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

 

Unique of its kind in the world

Precisely because it is strictly linked to the knowledge, traditions and skills of local populations, the unique Compagnia Del Montale's Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO are considered a symbol of the culture and history of Modena.

 

Balsamic Vinegar on the table

As symbol of the gastronomic quality of the territory of the two Emilia Romagna provinces, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is an integral part of the local culinary tradition. As well as being a versatile and intriguing ingredient of countless regional recipes, it is also the main feature of festivals and events dedicated to it.


 

 

Modena is the province where Compagnia Del Montale has always been identifying with to create high quality products: the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).
To preserve the values of the past, to implement and improve them still caring for our current needs, is and will be an important company quality.  The final result is a marvellous merging of quality and refinement for the customer full satisfaction. In this way, our products have always been satisfying the most demanding customers with an innate passion for good things.

About Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Territory

Territory

The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena production area, according to tradition and in compliance with current regulations, corresponds to the province of Modena. In this area there is an abundance of grapes with just the right concentration of sugars and acidity.

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History

History

Starting in the 11th century, the production of this very particular vinegar was linked with Modena: over time it would become synonymous of the culture and history of a territory that is unique for its pedoclimatic characteristics and its human knowledge and talent.

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The Acetaia

The Acetaia

The house of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is called acetaia. It is a location dedicated exclusively to the long production and ageing process necessary for transforming balsamic vinegar into the priceless product we have all come to know.

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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am - 12:30pm
Mon-Fri 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat-Sun closed

About Us

It was originally born in that part of the Po region that later became the dominion of the Este House. More precisely...
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