On the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Regulatory Council of the Designations of Origin Jerez-Xéres-Sherry, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar and Vinagre de Jerez, the best news for sweet sherry vinegar has come to light: its inclusion as part of the family of sherry condiments has become effective after two years of bureaucratic processing in Europe.
The aforementioned inclusion of sweet sherry vinegar in the Protected Designation of Origin leaves the use of the term balsamic open to the discretion of the bodegas producing this condiment, extending to three the category which already included dry sherry vinegars and semi-sweet sherry vinegars.
In this sweet sherry vinegar, the use of rectified concentrated musts with a quantity of 150 grams of sugar/litre is authorised, which is key in sweet balsamic vinegars.
Sherry vinegar, the Andalusian passion in JRSABATER
At JRSABATER, as producers since 2004 of vinegars with Designation of Origin Sherry, we are in luck with this designation of origin for sweet sherry vinegar. Thus, our manufacturing and bottling plant in Jerez de la Frontera is part of the Wines and Vinegars Regulatory Council the first batches of Vinagre de Jerez Reserva, made and aged 100% in these facilities, have been in full production since 2007.