Law n. 93 1986 gave the "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena" Producer Consortium the sole recognition and authorised the boiling of must for "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale”, which previously bad been reserved only for Marsala wine.
This was done so that this ancient, gastronomic speciality could become renowned and appreciated worldwide.
By rule n. 813 17 April 2000 the European Commission admitted the "Tradizional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena" amongst products which have "Controlled Denomination of Origin" on them.
All Tradizional 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 bas 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.