Law n. 93 1986 gave the “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena” Producers’ Consortium the sole recognition and authorized the boiling of must for “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale”, which previously had been reserved only for Marsala wine.
This was done so that this ancient, gastronomic specialty could become renowned and appreciated worldwide.
By rule n. 813, 17 April 2000 the European Commission admitted the “Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena” amongst products which have Designation of Protected Origin on them.
All Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is examined and judged by a board of five expert tasters whose work is uncontestable.
After that, it is only sold in special bottles cruets, created by Giugiaro Design, each showing a numbered guaranteed seal.
The Producers Consortium has worked hard to protect both makers and consumers for more than twenty years, and consumers can now get the real “Balsamic” in genuine cruets with the consortium trade mark.