The Balsamic District
La Cà dal Nôn (The house of the grand father) has been producing Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena for generations. It is a most ancient product of the Modena region and for sure unique in the world. A vinegar based on cooked grape juice aged in series of barrels.Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is made from cooked grape must aged by a long and slow vinegarization process, through natural fermentation followed by progressive concentration by ageing in a series of barrels made of different types of wood, and without any addition of any other spices or flavourings.
Pictured above are Traditional Balsamico Di Modena and Saba, both awarded 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016
Saba is an ancient product, together with honey it has been for long centuries the sugar of our ancestors.The Saba “La Cà dal Nôn” is born from our ancient family tradition of cooking grape juice to make cooked must for our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and for saba.To produce saba, we select the grapes with the highest sugar degree from our vineyard, we press the grape and we cook the juice for long hours directly on fire in an open pot, till it reaches a reduction of more than half of its initial volume
In Modena you will find two of the great Italian passions, good food and fast cars. From The Apennine Mountains to the plains south of the Po River, Modena is a province with a rich history and an important past. Founded on Etruscan land, it was later laid claim to by the Celts and Romans, and now boasts a varied mixture of the intellectual, artistic and cultural interests for all who tread there.
Wandering down its tightly knit streets you get a sense of the canals that once flowed through the heart of the city, echoed in the flowing of Modena’s three great wines, the Lambrusco Grasparossa of Castelvetro, the Lambrusco of Sorbara and the Lambrusco Salamino of Santa Croce. That fluid beauty is mirrored in the design of the quintessential Italian signifier, the Ferrari, and the gallery in Maranello exhibits these legendary cars, their pictures, and trophies that have made the brand renowned all over the world.
Modena is also celebrated for its exquisite culinary palate, exemplified by the symbolic local dish, Zampone, stuffed pigs trotter, with lentils. This festive dish’s popularity extends beyond the holiday season and is enjoyed all year round. Equally, the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Vignola cherries and Modena pears all contribute to Modena’s status as one of Italy’s premiere food districts. Lastly, its legendary "Tortellini di Modena", stuffed with pork meat, ham and Parmigiano cheese is the perfect complementary dish to accompany any of the region’s fine Lambrusco wines.