In a nutshell: Great Taste 2017 2-star award-winning vinegar - Made with a barrel of unfiltered Domaine Christian Binner Selection de Grain Nobles Riesling 1998, this vinegar has a wonderful peachy aroma and complex sweet flavour.
The Binner estate was established in 1770 and the family has holdings of 9 hectares in two of the most valuable growing sites in Alsace; around the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru and plots in Ammerschwihr. The steep vineyard sites have been chemical free for nearly twenty-five years and grapes are hand harvested late in the year for the Alsace region in October, yielding fully ripened fruit that give their wines great complexity.
Using a barrel of unfiltered Domaine Christian Binner Selection de Grain Nobles riesling 1998, Nathalie has created this superb vinegar with a wonderful peachy aroma and sweet flavour. I’ve been using it to marinate fresh herrings and pickle baby mushrooms with bay leaves and peppercorns. It’s also brilliant in seafood salad dressings.
Details 250ml; 6° acidity
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.