Barrel Aged Sherry Reserva “Old Vine Quality”
Palomino grapes grown near Jerez, Spain, are aged in a series of oak barrels called criaderas. Each criadera contains vinegar with similar flavour characteristics but have been aged for different lengths of time. When the solera – the barrel with the oldest vinegar – is tapped for bottling, it is never fully drained. A half-teaspoon sip of this vinegar will teach you that it is distinctive, with a smoky, deep, rich flavour, and that it will improve any recipe that calls for sherry vinegar’s unique presence. This vinegar comes from a 40-year-old mother; it has a 7% acidity, which is typical of Sherry wine vinegar.