Made with chardonnay from California this vinegar would be a blanc and blancs if it were a champagne. Luckily it is not, it is better. It is slow fermented in small batches using a unique process from the early 1800s and aged in 25-gallon American oak barrels.
Our Better Than Champagne Vinegar is just that. It is not champagne vinegar, it is its' better cousin from across the pond and we couldn’t be happier with how this little upstart turned out.
Naming Note: Why don't we call it Champagne vinegar? We told you- it's better... AND we strive to make vinegars with a sense of place and that respect that sense of place in other foods. Champagne vinegar should come from the Champagne region of France. Our vinegar is made from traditional champagne grapes (ie chardonnay) but it is made in our vinegar works in New England, not France. This beautiful vinegar reflects the American wine tradition and builds on champagne-inspired vinegar flavor profiles.