In a nutshell: A lovely floral rosé vinegar made from organic Syrah wine from one of the smallest vineyards in Banyuls.
This fragrant, floral vinegar is made from Rosé de Zaza from Le Casot des Mailloles, one of the smallest vineyards in Banyuls, with organic Syrah grapes hand-picked from 25 year-old vines. No sulfites are used in this dynamic, organic wine made by Jordi Perez and only few thousand bottles are produced annually. Nathalie Lefort managed to grab some to make this superb vinegar, perfect for salad dressings, drizzling over grilled prawns and fruit salads. It's also good for pickling summer berry fruits or adding to coulis-fruit sauces.
Details 500ml; 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.