A delightful mix of balsamic vinegar and sparkling water, V₂O is a delicious fizzy drink with added nutritious benefits. Gluten free, vegan, rich in antioxidants, with a low glycemic index, V₂O promotes gut health with probiotics through the mouthwatering power of balsamic vinegar. Supported by clinical trials, balsamic vinegar improves blood glucose regulation and helps control overindulgence during a meal!
The Ingredients: Balsamic Vinegar
True balsamic vinegar is made from a syrup reduction of sweet wine grapes called mosto cotto in Italian. Aged for a minimum of 12 years in seven barrels of successively smaller sizes — barrels similar to wine barrels — are made from different woods including chestnut, acacia, cherry, oak, mulberry, ash and juniper. Processing differently than wine, balsamic vinegars traditionally aged in attics in Modena, Italy, benefit from the extreme heat of summer and extreme cold of winter creating a rich and glossy texture with sweet flavors.
Fermentation of dark balsamic vinegars starts with high quality caramelized grape must from the Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. Inoculated with a tiny amount of premium quality barrel-aged Italian wine vinegar, the grape must then cooks over an open wood fire, introducing the natural acetic bacteria and yeast which becomes “condimento.” Using the Solera Method, the maker progressively practices "topping up" as the vinegar moves from barrel to barrel while the wood fire cooked grape must naturally evaporates. The Solera System calls for the continuous (annual) and regular topping up of the cooked must into the successively smaller barrel so each year the ‘newest’ cooked grape must blends with the one from the previous year already contained in the barrel.
Several years ago, chefs looked for a product with the same characteristics of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, but without the dark color to preserve the presentation of certain salads and prepared dishes. Created from this curiosity, white balsamic condimento follows the same Solera Method while skipping the caramelization process of the grape must. While essentially similar to Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the white balsamic vinegar developed different characteristics presenting a fruitier and sharper taste while having a less woody and bodied flavor than the “regular” Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
What Are The Benefits Of Balsamic Vinegar?
Italians have relished and celebrated balsamic vinegar for centuries. Though popularly referred to as wine vinegar, balsamic is not made from wine but is prepared from grape pressings, then hindering the fermentation process. Because of this process, balsamic vinegar retains most of the nutrients present in the parent grapes such as iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.
Recent clinical trials using balsamic vinegar show health benefits that include reduced risk of cancer and other infectious diseases while slowing the aging process, controlling diabetes, assisting in digestion and more. As a staple of the famed Mediterranean Diet, balsamic vinegar possesses a rich, sweet flavor unlike the sharp taste of a plain white vinegar. You need to taste it to believe it!
What Is Your Recipe?
Our recipe is simple. We combine carbonated water with naturally flavored sweet white balsamic bringing you the highest quality, functional sparkling water on the market! Our sparkling balsamic water has no sugar added, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, just V₂O.