Katz Vinegar Trio
In store pickup ONLY
There are no shortcuts to making handcrafted vinegar.
About The Taste:
KATZ Trio Red Wine Vinegar is crafted to mirror the classic Meritage wines where small lots of red wine varietals are blended to create wines with great structure and character. KATZ Trio is made this way by blending selected lots of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. The finished vinegar has a lovely garnet color with nuances in the flavor of sweet ripe berries. (7% acidity)
"Though scientific advances have made large-scale production of vinegars fast and easy, it is the handcrafted Orleans Method that allows for the most full-bodied and nutrient-rich wine vinegars. Unlike most modern vinegar making, which is based on rapid, forced fermentation, the Orleans Method requires the vinegar to age for months in small oak barrels. As a consequence of this extensive process, very little commercial production of the vinegar exists in the US."...Slow Foods Ark of Taste
About KATZ Traditional Orleans Method Vinegars:
We have long been fascinated with the idea of marrying the sweetness and complexity of wine grapes that have been left on the vine to concentrate the flavors and natural sugars, with the bright and crisp acidity of traditional Orleans Method wine vinegar. A few years ago, we ventured out to make wine vinegar using the centuries-old Orleans Method perfected over 500 years ago in France. Most vinegar today is produced by a system that takes just hours, but removes most of the taste and the nutrients, and the 'art' of making this ancient elixir. In contrast, authentic barrel aged vinegar like ours is converted slowly over many months from quality wines and fermented juices with the starter - the 'mother' - in oak barrels. This is the way we do it in our 1865 Suisun Valley Vinegar House, and the result is a complex, rich elixir with fine balance and subtle complexity.