This was our second product, from our line of condiments and seasonings, to be made available. Under the motto 100% – 100% organic, 100% portuguese – this product intends to show that there are also organic seasonings of quality made in Portugal.
Our cider vinegar is made 100% out of apples produced on the Oeste or West region of Portugal and it is made available in 25cl and 1lt bottles.
The process used in order to produce the vinegar is simple and traditional.
We start by making apple juice and then we ferment it twice. During the first fermentation the sugar from the apples is converted into alcohol, and during the second fermentation the alcohol is converted into acetic acid. It is thus that the cider and the cider vinegar are produced.
Overall our vinegar takes about a year to be produced.
One of the characteristics of our vinegar is the fact that it is not pasteurized, unfortunately that means a lot more care must be taken with its storage conditions. Please keep it in a cool place and away from the sunlight, in order to keep it as stable as possible. A neat trick is to simply keep it in the fridge.
With time, it will eventually acquire a gelationous film – mother of vinegar – this is perfectly normal and does not keep it from being used.