Extraordinarily thick and dense and with a pleasantly sweet aftertaste; from the old recipe of Riccardo Giusti, a selection of the latest harvest and a long aging in the antique barrels of Giusti’s family renders this round, full bodied balsamic. To be added directly to all foods as a thick, dense sauce, it is ideal for grilled meats and fish, cheeses, fruit and also devoured alone. It won first prize in the 2009 tastings organized by “Der Feinschmecker” the most qualified food and wine magazine in Germany. It also won “Best Vinegar in class” at the 2008 New York fancy Food Show. Renowned not only in Modena, but around the world as the largest antique collection of rare barrels, dating as far back as the 1500s, is the “Gran Deposito” (Great Reserve) of Giuseppe Giusti. Reputable balsamic vinegar is extracted after years of aging and mixing with vinegars made throughout the centuries in the oldest barrels, drawing aromas and flavors already created centuries before.