The independent German magazine Öko Test – known for comprehensive testing to rank consumer goods and services, with a focus on environmental quality – has placed '5 grappoli invecchiato' Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI by Acetaia Giuseppe Cremonini in Spilamberto (MO) in top spot following tests and laboratory analyses.
The vinegar was awarded the top score last year in the rankings carried out by Stiftung Warentest The test, which saw '5 grappoli invecchiato' Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI being judged "very good", was performed based on specific ingredients found in twenty different Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and White Condiment products, selected from across a range of price points.
As well as chemical composition, the analyses also considered taste: a committee of professional tasters assessed the aroma, taste, consistency and quality of the ingredients used in Giuseppe Cremonini's "5 Grappoli Invecchiato".
Having awarded it the top score for quality of ingredients, including grape must and wine vinegar, the experts confirmed and recognised the high production standards applied to each individual stage of producing "5 Grappoli Invecchiato" Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI, attested to by the major international certifications it has obtained. The product, which is 100% natural, has a high density (1.33 g/l), velvety consistency on the palate and woody aroma, attributable to three years' ageing in wooden barrels.
"This recognition is a source of great satisfaction for us" says Marco Pilenga, Sales Director at Acetaia Giuseppe Cremonini "and confirms that quality, innovation and tradition are our greatest assets and the best guarantee of our success. We have always been committed to maintaining high standards with regard to the characteristics of all our products and to investing in important research and development".