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Leonardi 1871 Saba Balsamic Dressing - 8.45 ozs.

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Product Code: 900-SABA

Acetaia Leonardi's Saba is unique. The family's Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes are grown in the 7 hectares surrounding the family home and acetaia. After a gentle crushing, the juice and pulp is coarsely filtered and the mosto (mash),is cooked (cotto) in an open copper vat at 175-200F for a day or two, reducing it to about a third the volume.

The concentrated mosto cotto is then cooled and placed in large oak casks which were previously inoculated with a "mother of vinegar", a batch of vinegar alive with a culture of aceto-bacteria. The Saba will stay in the casks for almost 4 years, giving a deep complexity to the Saba, without converting it to vinegar.

The fruity character of Saba makes it an ideal supplement to any dessert. Think of it as a sweet sauce in order to highlight cheesecake, ice cream, fresh fruit and even panna cotta.


A rare treat for the connoisseur of vinegars, Saba is a thick and sweet condiment with a variety of uses.
Using the same grapes as in Balsamic, the reduction is accomplished entirely by cooking whereas with Balsamic, the reduction is accomplished very slowly by evaporation in wooden casks.
An ideal condiment for finishing everything from meats to sweets. Add a few drops to a glass of Prosecco - simply amazing!
Estate bottled and Imported from Modena, Italy

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Saba Balsamic Dressing May 10, 2017
Reviewer: Jane Whitener from Chicago, IL United States  
Yum!  In addition to making sure I always have this product on hand at home, it is one of my favorite items to give as a gift.

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Not what I was expecting. May 9, 2012
Reviewer: Bob McGregor from Abbotsford, BC Canada  
I should have read the description more carefully before I purchased this dressing. It has a pleasant, very sweet taste, but it has none of the acidity of a balsamic vinegar.

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