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Le Baume de Bouteville Balsamique

French balsamique from cognac grapes.

Quick Overview:

Ten-year specially aged vinegar from Ugni Blanc grapes (the grapes of cognac), beloved by French chefs.

Quick Facts

Origin: Champagne, France
Unit Size: 6.76 fl oz.

The Flavor Experience

As elegant and refined as it comes, this balsamic is something special. Ugni Blanc grape must is heated at harvest in copper pots adapted from local distillation alembics, or traditional large vats, before it gets a controlled aging process over many years. The aging is very similar to how cognac is made, but this is a double transformation of heated grape must, not of fermented wine. 

The aging process and its natural ingredients make it lighter and far more sophisticated in taste than basic vinegars. The color is all natural and all aging happens in oak cask, just like cognac.

The Story

The Baume de Bouteville is a handcrafted French balsamic made from fresh grapes from the Charente region and aged for 3, 6 or 10 years in oak barrels that previously contained eau-de-vie, a beloved French spirit. To elaborate a little further: the aging process for balsamique takes place in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, but when it comes to Baume de Bouteville balsamic vinegar, the lowest grade (known as l’Original) isn’t reached until three years. And it takes 10 years of aging to reach what is known as ‘supreme quality,’ which is the bottle that you're checking out today! 

Usage Tips

The red notes of this vinegar match well with grilled oysters, tuna nicoise, beef carpaccio, lobster, or even as an addition to a dessert, such as marinated strawberries.

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Ten-year specially aged vinegar from Ugni Blanc grapes (the grapes of cognac), beloved by French chefs.

Quick Facts

Origin: Champagne, France
Unit Size: 6.76 fl oz.

The Flavor Experience

As elegant and refined as it comes, this balsamic is something special. Ugni Blanc grape must is heated at harvest in copper pots adapted from local distillation alembics, or traditional large vats, before it gets a controlled aging process over many years. The aging is very similar to how cognac is made, but this is a double transformation of heated grape must, not of fermented wine. 

The aging process and its natural ingredients make it lighter and far more sophisticated in taste than basic vinegars. The color is all natural and all aging happens in oak cask, just like cognac.

The Story

The Baume de Bouteville is a handcrafted French balsamic made from fresh grapes from the Charente region and aged for 3, 6 or 10 years in oak barrels that previously contained eau-de-vie, a beloved French spirit. To elaborate a little further: the aging process for balsamique takes place in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, but when it comes to Baume de Bouteville balsamic vinegar, the lowest grade (known as l’Original) isn’t reached until three years. And it takes 10 years of aging to reach what is known as ‘supreme quality,’ which is the bottle that you're checking out today! 

Usage Tips

The red notes of this vinegar match well with grilled oysters, tuna nicoise, beef carpaccio, lobster, or even as an addition to a dessert, such as marinated strawberries.

SKU: BAUM01

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