Made with chardonnay from California this vinegar would be a blanc de 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.
Better Than Champagne Chardonnay Wine Vinegar
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"THE MOST SURPRISING AND DELIGHTFUL VINEGARS I’VE EVER TRIED"-
"VINEGARS WITH A SENSE OF PLACE"-
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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.
8.5oz or 33.8oz glass bottle
Vinaigrettes, beurre blanc, finishing hot sauces, and mignonette for oysters.
The most delicate of our wine vinegars. Bright and clean acid with a slightly nutty layer.
Slow fermented. Aged in oak barrels.
I first got this vinegar in my local CSA and when it ran out I searched my local markets, bu no one carried the Chardonnay. So I bought it on line and am so happy to have it on my salads again.
A perfectly good use for chardonnay (not my favorite wine, but a delicious vinegar!)
I made a delicious sauce (a chef gave me the recipe) with the Chardonnay vinegar, which calls for champagne vinegar, but I found this vinegar to be more flavorful and sweeter than the champagne vinegar. I deglazed with Sauvignon blanc from the breast of chicken with onions, added the vinegar, then chicken stock with water as needed. S&P and the final touch of butter, turning off the heat. It was delicious over my chicken breast.
Most people don’t know how delicious vinegar is in a sauce for fish, meat or veggies. I am loving these vinegars. -
This Chardonnay vinegar makes great vinaigrettes. It is also delicious on roasted vegetables.
I ordered four of the vinegars after seeing a story about American Vinegar Works on PBS Create. The Chardonnay Wine Vinegar is the first one I tried. Great on greens and to brighten up soups and mayo dressed chicken or tuna salad. Love the bottles and look forward to finding new uses for them.