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KATZ Sparkling Wine Vinegar
We may have changed the name, but we still use the French Champagne Method and Suisun Valley Chardonnay grapes to create the California Sparkling Wine that we handcraft into our crisp white wine vinegar using the traditional Orleans Method and barrel aging.
KATZ Sparkling Wine Vinegar's pristine clarity is reflective of its sparkling wine roots. Its desirable acidity level of 6% creates a crisp, full-bodied white wine vinegar with a fruity aroma. Offering hints of vanilla and subtle nuances of melon and cucumber in the finish, its clean taste makes it an excellent choice for cooking in sauces, for the perfect mignonette, and for creating dressings for leafy salads.
A few years ago with the help of some local grape grower friends, who share our passion for traditional and authentic foods, we ventured out to make vinegar in the centuries-old Orleans Method, first perfected in France. Most wine vinegar today is produced by a system that takes just hours, but removes most of the taste and the nutrients. In contrast, authentic vinegar is converted slowly over many months and gently from quality wines with the starter (called the mother) in oak barrels. This is the way we do it in our Suisun Valley Vinegar House, and the result is a startlingly rich elixir with fine balance and subtle complexity. Our vinegars are used in some of the best restaurant kitchens in America.
KATZ traditional Orleans Method wine vinegars are proudly recognized on the Slow Food ARK OF TASTE.