Chardonnay Vinegar


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In a nutshell:  Grab this very special limited-edition organic Chardonnay Vinegar from Burgundy while you can !

This delightful, limited-edition vinegar takes it's name, 'Vol à Voile' (literally 'Gliding') from the white burgundy of the same name made by celebrated biodynamic producer Dominique Derain of Domaine Derain. In 1988 Dominique, together with his wife Catherine, bought 5.5 hectares of vineyards in Saint-Aubin just south of Beaune and began tending the vines biodynamically. Today, they they have vineyards in various Burgundian appellations and are known for their glorious certified organic wines without sulfites. Nathalie Lefort only made one small barrel of this special vinegar so grab it while you can. It's got intense aromas of dried fruits and pears with a nutty, vegetal flavour. Use for special salad dressings - it goes well with warm potato and bean salads or simply drizzle into the pan after cooking some fish for a beauty of a reduction with the pan juices.

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.


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