POJER e SANDRI MELA COTOGNA (Quince) VINEGAR 250ml
The Italian winery POJER e SANDRI, in Italy’s Trentino, produces some of the best fruit wine vinegars I know of. In a specialized production facility, they ferment fresh fruit and then using the classic “Orleans” style acetification, they convert the fruit wine to fruit vinegar. The difficult part of this procedure is to have the result smell and taste like the original base, but with a vinegar character. Perhaps the best example is the quince vinegar, mela cotogna. Here the quinces have to be left to ripen off the tree, then are washed and crushed, water is added since they have no juice to speak of, fermentation begins and the resulting wine is then pressed and acetified. The result retains the flowery and special scent of quince with quince like flavor, albeit now vinegar. Believe me, this is difficult to do.