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The deep link between Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and the territory of Modena and Reggio Emilia

According to tradition and in compliance with current regulations, the production area of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI falls within the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In this area there is a strong presence of grapes characterised by the right concentration of sugar and acidity.

History and territory

On the plains of Emilia Romagna lie Modena and Reggio Emilia and along this landscape path that follows the Po River and crosses the basins of the Secchia and Panaro rivers. This is also the area corresponding to the ancient Estense Duchy: a land rich in history and with a great culinary tradition. It is precisely the ancient knowledge of the farmers and their innate love of good living and eating well, together with the pedoclimatic characteristics of the area, that have given rise to a typical and exclusive product such as Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI.

The climatic conditions are optimal. The climate that characterises Modena and Reggio Emilia is semi-continental, mitigated by the influence of the nearby Adriatic Sea. Winters are typically cold, with average temperatures of around 2°C, and summers are hot and humid, even over 35°C. Springs and autumns are decidedly mild. These conditions favour the development of the native acetic flora, which has a predominant influence on the maturation and ageing process of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The Modena and Reggio Emilia areas are also characterised by a fair amount of rainfall (around 750 mm per year) and by fog, which is present above all in late autumn and winter.

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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

It is a unique product in the world. Its existence is closely linked to the unique knowledge, traditions and skills of the local population. Because of its uniqueness, Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP is considered a symbol of the culture and history of Modena. This was confirmed in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 175/10 of 4 July 2009).

An emblem of the gastronomic quality of the territory of the two Emilian cities, the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is an integral part of the local culinary tradition. As well as being a versatile and intriguing ingredient in countless regional recipes, it is also the star of dedicated festivals and events, as well as being used all over the country.


Natural, artisanal preparation takes a long time compared to industrial procedures, but it allows the typical products of our land to reach the table in the most excellent way from every point of view. Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. is free of thickeners, colourings, preservatives, antioxidants, sweeteners and added sulphites. It is the result of a skilful blend of thebest Mosti extracted from the indigenous Modena grapes grown in the family's vineyards, rigorously selected, and wine vinegar. This blend undergoes a process of refinement and/or ageing in ancient oak casks. The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. and the Biotic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. are a tasty, dark brown food and wine product with excellent density and quality.

Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

Our Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

Perhaps not everyone knows it, but there is also organic balsamic vinegar... and we at Acetaia Marchi offer it to you. We're well aware that nowadays there's an increasing focus on healthy eating. That's why we produce genuine products that are free of preservatives, colourings, thickeners, antioxidants, sweeteners and sulphites. We have also decided to offer our customers balsamic vinegar made from organically grown grapes. To be precise, in our shop you will find two varieties of organic balsamic vinegar. We present them to you now!

Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. Bronze

This product wins you over with its harmonious, smooth, acetic flavour and its fruity, fresh aftertaste. To produce this organic balsamic vinegar, we combine the best musts with the best wine vinegar. Then this combination of ingredients is put for ageing in old oak barrels. These ingredients are obtained from grapes grown on the family's land, following the organic method.

The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. Biological Bronze is a 100% Bio product, which is particularly recommended for dressing salads and for flavouring grilled vegetables or boiled potatoes.

Platinum Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

This Organic Mmodena PGI Balsamic Vinegar also boasts a harmonious and smooth flavour, with very pronounced tannic notes. With its bright black colour and intense aroma it will win over even the most demanding connoisseurs! This product, too, is made from the best musts and the best wine vinegar, which are produced exclusively from organically grown grapes. It is then left to mature in old oak barrels.

Our Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. Platinum is characterised by a very high density and taste that make it ideal for enhancing the flavour of fish and grilled meat dishes. It is also excellent with pears.


Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI platinum

A must-try alternative

Another product we recommend you try is Organic White Seasoning. It is special for its straw-yellow colour and unmistakable taste. This product is made exclusively from Trebbiano grapes. The cooked must and wine vinegar mixed together will create a condiment with an appreciable density, a delicate taste and a pleasant acidic sensation.

This 100% organic product contains no preservatives, colourings, thickeners, antioxidants, sweeteners or added sulphites. It is perfect to replace classic wine vinegar.

white-organic-seasoningOur sauces with Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

In addition to the products we have just presented to you, we would like to say that we have also used Organic Modena PGI Balsamic Vinegar for the production of some sauces.

Our Organic Modena PGI Balsamic Vinegar and fruit sauces are produced following the traditional peasant procedures of the past. Thanks to the artisanal method, the fruit retains its flavour.

By choosing these sauces with no added sugars and no added colourings, preservatives, thickeners, antioxidants or sulphites, you can bring lots of goodness and unique culinary combinations to the table. Try them with mature cheeses, with polenta croutons, with meat and by following the instructions on each of the product pages.
You'll see that everything tastes better with organic balsamic vinegar!