In a nutshell: A rare white wine vinegar, made with grenache gris, with a delicate honeyed flavour, perfect for seafood, everyday salad dressings and marinades.
This organic white wine vinegar made from grenache gris comes from one of the smallest vineyards in Banyuls. The four-hecatre plot was bought by Ghislaine Magnier and Alain Castex in the 1990s and they began producing their wine in an old Citroen garage. Accomplished Catalonian wine maker Jordi Perez now makes all their exciting wines. Because of lthe ow yields, only several thousand bottles are produced by Le Casot De Mailloles each year, so this vinegar is a rarity well worth trying.
Details 500ml, 6° acidity
About La Guinelle
We are very proud to be the 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 very 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.
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