Annual Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Competition
17th Palio della Ghirlandina – 30th April 2022
Not everyone knows there is a "Palio della Ghirlandina". Only family vinegar producers of Modena and its immediate surroundings can enter.
On the 30th of April 2022, a beautiful celebration framed the proclamation of the winner of the 2022 Palio della Ghirlandina, a competition between the very best Traditional Balsamic Vinegars of Modenese of family tradition. The winning sample was submitted by Jacopo Vecchi, son of Paolo Vecchi, owner of the 'Acetomodena' Acetaia in Cognento.
Paolo Vecchi collects the first prize
The 'Gran Riserva' qualification that the winner of the Palio della Ghirlandina can boast of, but which is not always granted, indicates that the submitted sample is of a higher quality than expected by the master tasters.
Gran Reserve Condiment
Only family vinegar producers of Modena and its immediate surroundings can enter. In honour of the prize we won in 2015 we created ‘Sublime’ - a ‘Family Reserve’ condiment which has been aged for twelve years.
Sublime can be thought of as a symbol of our efforts, our enthusiasm and our skill of balsamic making, which is why we’ve created this product in a bottle of 50ml – small and light, ready to travel around the world.