The Riserva del Casato has always been the pride of the Bertoni company: the result is an irresistible velvety balsamic vinegar with an unmistakable aroma and notes of fruit that make it a unique product.
To really understand how to enjoy Balsamic vinegar beyond the ubiquitous Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, look to the Italians for guidance. You will find it drizzled over simple cheese pastas with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, broken chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano, mixed into ice cream, just to mention a few. One of my personal favorites, is a drizzle over a mild fish, such as cod or sole. The beauty is that this condiment makes foods prepared in the simplest fashion interesting with "zero" effort. The flavors of this vinegar are concentrated due to the 8 years of cask aging that reduces and thickens the vinegar. It doesn't take a lot to add an amazing tangy-sweet zing to a variety of dishes.
Per the producer these are some other combinations that will delight your palate with the addition of the Bonta del Casato:
It releases its traditional characteristics when used in refined dishes such as: foie gras, cheeses, mushrooms, smoked salmon, fish tartare, mollusks, crustaceans, caviar and dark chocolate.
"Dark Chocolate" - this is one I will definitely try.
You will not find this product anywhere else in the US. It is unique to Killer Vino.
I am delighted to have received our first shipment of the Rosé Balsamico and an aged Balsamic vinegar condiment that is delicious and beautifully packaged in a vessel that is styled like an ink well.
***PLEASE NOTE - The "Ink Well vessels that we have are enclosed by a traditional capsule over the top, much like you will find on a wine bottle. There is not a wax stamp as depicted in the picture.
You gotta try this stuff to see if it will bring tears to your eyes.