Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Only two consortia produce true traditional balsamic vinegar, Modena, and neighboring Reggio Emilia. True balsamic vinegar is made from a reduction of pressed Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The resulting thick syrup, called mosto cotto in Italian, is subsequently aged for a minimum of 12 years in a battery of several barrels of successively smaller sizes. The casks are made of different woods like chestnut, cherry, oak, mulberry, ash, and juniper. True balsamic vinegar is rich, glossy, deep brown in color, and has a complex flavor that balances the natural sweet and sour elements of the cooked grape juice with hints of wood from the casks.

Reggio Emilia designates the different ages of their balsamic vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia) by label color. A red label means the vinegar has been aged for at least 12 years, a silver label that the vinegar has aged for at least 18 years, and a gold label designates that the vinegar has aged for 25 years or more.

Modena uses a different system to indicate the age of its balsamic vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena). A white-colored cap means the vinegar has aged for at least 12 years and a gold cap bearing the designation extravecchio (extra-old) shows the vinegar has aged for 25 years or more.


 Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Reggio Emilia

 At Ivy&forte Olive Oil Co, we provide a collection of Balsamic Vinegar. Born in Modena and Reggio Emilia, balsamic vinegar is a native of Italy. The traditional balsamic vinegar is made from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice and primarily it was used as a condiment. Chefs around the world nowadays love to experiment with the food and so flavored Balsamic Vinegar can deliver that something extra. That is where flavored Balsamic vinegar from the Sutter Buttes has gain prominence. We proudly introduce a wide range of balsamic vinegar that is blended with fresh ingredients which include Pomegranate, Peach, Apricot, Lemon, Cranberry, Black Currant, Fig, Pineapple, and more.

EXCLUSIVE Our most popular balsamic—the best we’ve ever tried! From the Modena region of Italy, this exceptional vinegar is aged in oak barrels for 12 years, developing the complex character of a mature wine. Full-bodied, woody flavor with notes of dark cherry offers a heavenly accent to almost any food, sweet or savory. 

Perfect for marinades, salad dressing, finishing sauces, and so much more. Drizzle over prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe or a wedge of Parmesan for an unforgettable party platter. Or try adding just a touch to fresh fruit or ice cream for a decadent, unexpected dessert. Makes an ideal hostess gift for your favorite food aficionado. 8½ oz.




•         The best balsamic we’ve ever tried

•         Aged in oak barrels for 12 to18 years

•         Features the complex, full-bodied character of a mature wine

•         Offers the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors

•         Great for drizzling on salads, fruits, cheeses, desserts, and more

•         Makes an ideal hostess gift

Technical Detail


The Ivy&Forte Brand.Co Infused Balsamic Vinegar (250ml bottle). Gourmet Italian artisan grape must reduce vinegar, handcraft premium thick and sweet golden balsamic vinegar, barrel-aged, and imported from Modena, Italy.

Flavor/Source- A native of Modena, Italy, our Balsamic Vinegar is an artisan craft from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice. Barrel-aged for up to 18 years, and then infused with fresh fig. pomegranate pure created from handpicked fig and pomegranate fruit, this specialty vinegar is a refreshing blending of sweet and fruity flavor,

It has a full-process- Freshly harvested plump white grapes are carefully selected boiled down to grape must, or,  reduction. Years of aging in high-quality wooden barrels intensify and sweeten the flavor of the vinegar to produce a thick, glossy brown, traditional balsamic vinegar. When the aging process is complete, the vinegar is infused with artisan-crafted fresh fig and pomegranate pure for a burst of vibrant flavor.

Features-Ivy &Forte is Aged Balsamic Vinegar boasts a wonderfully balanced composition of real gourmet flavor, delectable aroma, and thick syrup texture. Chefs worldwide use this fruity-flavored condiment to deliver an added burst of piquancy to an array of dishes.

Suitable For/Uses- Our balsamic vinegar is a perfect base for vinaigrettes, marinades, sauces, salad dressings, and balsamic cream. Pair with extra virgin olive oil for a bread dip, drizzle over pasta, tomatoes, asparagus, or roasted vegetables. Best used as a glaze for chicken, steak, pork tenderloin, and salmon. Dress up an appetizer with this fruity addition or drizzle over walnut-topped ice cream for a sophisticated dessert. Give as a gift to a host who appreciates specialty condiments.

Perfect Pairing of our Oils & 18 yr Balsamic Vinegar !!!!!


2020 Harvested Olive Oil

18 years Balsamic Vinegar


Strawberry, 18year



Blood Orange

Cranberry Pear, Dark Chocolate, Espresso, Sicilian Lemon,
Tangerine, Vanilla, 18year.


Dark Chocolate, Pineapple, 18year.

Cilantro & Roasted Onion

Honey Ginger, Peach, 18 years.


Fig, Oregano, Pomegranate, Raspberry, 18 years


Apricot, Black Cherry, Blueberry, Coconut, Cranberry Pear,
Grapefruit, Oregano, Raspberry, Strawberry, 18years.


18 years Balsamic Vinegar

2020 Harvested Olive Oil


Lemon, Roasted Almond



Dark  Chocolate

Blood Orange, Chipotle




Cilantro&Roasted Onion, Tuscan Herb


Garlic, Persian Lime


Lemon, Roasted Almon

*Our 18years, 10 years, 6year, Premium Balsamic Vinegars go with any of our EVOO’s

Product Specification Sheet:

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

Our Traditional style Aged Balsamic Vinegar is barrel-aged up to 18 years and imported from Modena, Italy. Enthrall your senses with the balanced rich aroma and complex flavor characteristics of the vinegar. Our Traditional Style Aged Balsamic Vinegar is a deep glossy brown color and offers a strong finish with velvet undertones.
Product Lot #’s will be sent with each individual shipment and based on the production date.


•         IGP certification DPC
•         Certified Glocal Standard for Food Safety Version 5 (Grade A) and IFS
           International Food Standard Version 5 (Higher Level) by CSQA-ISA Certification.Italy
•         Certified ISO14001-9001 by CSQA
•         Silliker Inspected
•         Certified for product leaves grading system by CSQA

INGREDIENTS:      Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar


pH: min. 2.5-max. 3.5
Acidity (%Acetic Acid): Min. 4.5%-max. 5.0%
Total Dry Extract: min. 680-max. 780 g/l
Sugar-Free Dry Extract: min. 170-max. 230 g/l
Ash: min. 13-max. 15 g/l
Heavy Metals (Copper, Lead, Zinc): Within the law limits
Allergens: Do not contain any major allergens including milk, egg fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans.
Analysis Results:
Quality 4.5% Acidity

Balsamic vinegar is a popular ingredient in salad dressings, marinades, and many other foods. It is has a distinctive flavor that is often described as bold, tart, and complex.

Some studies suggest that balsamic vinegar has additional health benefits, ranging from improving a person's complexion to lowering cholesterol and aiding weight loss. In this article, we look at the potential health benefits of balsamic vinegar and the scientific research that may give them weight.

Ten health benefits of balsamic vinegar

The health benefits of balsamic vinegar may include the following:

1.      Improving skin health

Balsamic vinegar contains antimicrobial compounds, acetic acid, and antioxidants. These components may help improve a person's complexion over time. Other clear vinegar has been topically applied to the skin to help clear up acne. Balsamic vinegar can cause stains, however, so should not be applied directly to the skin.

2. Reducing blood sugar

Balsamic vinegar helps regulate blood sugar when eaten as part of a meal. One review that examined the scientific effects of vinegar found that balsamic vinegar has an anti glycemic impact when consumed, meaning a person's blood sugar will spike less drastically after a meal. The review indicated that vinegar could help create a blood sugar plateau for a period of up to 5 hours following a meal.

3. Promoting healthy digestion

 Acetic acid is the active compound in balsamic vinegar. This acid contains strains of probiotics that aid digestion. The probiotics found in acetic acid can help promote good gut health and digestion while supporting overall immune function.

4. Lowering Cholesterol 

Balsamic vinegar may help lower cholesterol. The antioxidants in balsamic vinegar help block toxic cells in the body that can raise cholesterol levels. According to one study, involving rabbits with high cholesterol, it is possible that consuming balsamic vinegar can help lower or maintain already low cholesterol levels probiotics in balsamic vinegar can also help make a person feel full for longer. Some research indicates that people may consume fewer calories throughout the day when they add vinegar to their morning meal

5. Treating Wounds

Balsamic Vinegar has been used for many years to help treat wounds. It is suggested that balsamic vinegar has antifungal. antiviral. and antibacterial properties. these claims have not been well studied, However.


6.Reducing hypertension

One study, although again involving rats, determined that balsamic vinegar may help lower blood pressure. This research suggested that regularly adding balsamic vinegar to foods could help reduce high blood pressure over time. This may be true if a person replaces fatty foods. such as butter and oil, with vinegar, thus lowering the total amount of these fats they consume. 


7Relieving Congestion

Some people use balsamic vinegar to help treat congestion. To do this. A person can add a few drops of vinegar to steaming water and breath in the vapor.



 8. Reducing Acid Reflux

People can try using balsamic vinegar to help reduce acid reflux or heartburn. This remedy may not work for everyone. So it a good idea to try it in small amounts and wait several hours to see whether it makes symptoms better or worse.


9. Promotion Blood Circulation

Balsamic vinegar is derived from grapes. Studies have found that grapes may help prevent cardiac disease by preventing platelets from building up in blood vessels. Balsamic vinegar also contains polyphenols. A researcher is exploring how polyphenols aid in blood circulation, but the evidence is inconclusive so far.



It has come to our attention that there are a handful of local vendors marketing their " barrel-aged Italian balsamic vinegar" as "authentic". As the farmers' market season fast approaches it is important to be educated before you purchase. At the end of the day, the decision is yours but we hope the information below helps sort out the Bermuda Triangle surrounding true barrel-aged Italian balsamic vinegar. Here are the facts…..... Aging Processing: True barrel-aged Italian balsamic vinegar must be aged to a minimum of 12 years wood casks(barrel). If the “balsamic” is aged under 12 years then according to Italian standard cannot be labeled or sold as balsamic vinegar in Italy. Italy produces the world’s supply of “balsamic vinegar” but it is estimated that as high as 90% of production cannot be sold as “ balsamic vinegar” in Italy. If the bottle label does not contain the age of the balsamic then in most cases you just have a red wine vinegar in your hands. Italians are very proud of their balsamic productions so rest assured if it is aged properly that information will be provided on the bottle. 

Barrel Age VS Balsamic Age: The age of a balsamic is exactly that; how long the cooked grape must have been aged in casks. Please do not confuse this with sleight of hand marketing terms referring to the age of the wood barrels. Yes, the label may say” Barrel Aged” but the question is how long?