La Guinelle Vinegars

Saffron Vinegar


In a nutshell: This superb saffron vinegar has a deep orange-red colour; Banyuls vinegar is infused with saffron stamens in the bottle which results in an intoxicating flavour sensation perfect for gazpacho, strawberries and fish dishes like bouillabaisse. 

The superb 'Taliouine' saffron vinegar (named after a Moroccan Berber village) has a deep orangey-red colour. As soon as you open the bottle you can smell the depth of saffron flavour it contains. Red Banyuls vinegar is aged for 8 months in demijohns outdoors then decanted into bottles with saffron stamens. It’s bright aromas of red berries and saffron are quite simply intoxicating. These make a perfect marriage with gazpacho, strawberries and fish dishes like bouillabaisse. Try it also drizzled on a fried egg or tomatoes for an amazing breakfast taste sensation. 

Details 250ml; 6° acidity, no sulfites.

About La Guinelle
We are proud to be the sole UK distributor for La Guinelle vinegars. These amazing vinegars are made by Nathalie Lefort in her charming open air vinaigrerie In Cosprons, a hillside village near Port-Vendres, overlooking the rocky Cote Vermeille coast close to Spain. Nathalie bought the small house at the end of a dusty lane in 1999 and soon after decided to revive the lost art of making artisan vinegar outdoors. Her philosophy is simple - " You need good wine to make great vinegar and you let nature do the rest." She uses the famous fortified red Banyuls dessert wine from local vineyards for her core vinegars, plus she also makes some limited production single grape varietal vinegars. Everything is done outdoors "en plein air", using an organic double fermentation process where the wines and vinegars are exposed to natural airborne bacteria in oak barrels for up to 8 months before further ageing in glass demijohns that are shaded from the sun. Discovered by top French chefs, we hope they will also find a spot in your kitchen as a great ingredient to add to favourite recipes, enhance many sauces, gravies and as a finishing ingredient used in the same way as a good quality extra virgin olive oil drizzled onto a dish.

Every year, Nathalie and her team only make about 10,000 bottles including some really interesting, and unique, single varietal and 'flavoured' vinegars which we will always endeavour to buy and stock before they run out.