Signature Balsamic Vinegars

Signature Balsamic Vinegars

Signature’s line of white and dark balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy are the highest quality, organic products available. Our natural, additive-free reductions are made from pressed grapes that are fermented in copper pots before they are boiled down and then stored in barrels for 12-to-18 years. The longer they are left to ferment, the more intense the flavour becomes and the thicker it gets.

What
is Balsamic Vinegar?

Historically, vinegars have been used for thousands of years for their astringent and disinfectant properties, as well as being used as a flavouring and preservative in prepared food. Balsamic vinegar, however, has a wealth of benefits beyond those early uses of vinegar.
The name ‘balsamic’ is believed to originate from the Italian word for ‘balm,’ meaning an aromatic resin as well as a soothing and healing agent. It was used to treat everything from headaches to labour pains. Signature Oil and Vinegar, however, only claim that their balsamic vinegars are delicious drizzled on salads, fresh fruit, vegetables, pasta or bread and used as a marinade for poultry, fish and seafood. With balsamic vinegars, you get a flavour punch without the added calories of regular store-bought dressings and marinades.
Balsamic vinegars are considered part of a healthy Mediterranean diet because they contain antioxidants, as well as Iron, Potassium and Manganese and are low in calories and sugar. A single tablespoon serving has only about 5-to-15 calories, contains a negligible amount of fat, and less than three grams of carbohydrates. Researchers have also discovered that balsamic vinegars can help to reduce hardening of the arteries, aid the absorption of minerals for better bone health, improve insulin sensitivity, as well as stabilize blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Cooking
With Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic vinegars may be relatively new to North American cuisine, but they have been treasured as a delicious culinary ingredient in Italy for hundreds of years. The unique sweet and sour flavour and the rich, thick consistency of balsamic vinegars is what makes it so special.
Aceto balsamico (as it is called in Italian) is fantastic drizzled onto many fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish. It is perfect as a salad dressing or as the main ingredient in a glaze. And it is a delicious treat when mixed with extra virgin olive oil and served with bread for dipping!
Don’t care for the colour?
When you want to avoid the dark colouring of regular balsamic vinegar, you can easily choose a clear or golden balsamic. Signature always has them in stock.

 

White Balsamic Vinegars

Cara-Cara Orange & Vanilla

The combination of 100% Madagascar vanilla and Cara Cara oranges make this beautiful 12-year-aged white balsamic a true palate pleaser. Perfect drizzled over a fruit salad, oatmeal, and yogurt, as well as chocolate or vanilla bean ice cream. For a refreshing drink, spike into sparkling water or your favourite mixed libation. Pair with Blood Orange, Eureka Lemon or Basil olive oil or our Roasted Walnut oil. Excellent with pork, poultry, and all vegetables.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Cascadian Wild Raspberry

Juicy, tart raspberry and luscious white balsamic come together in this bright, versatile infusion. Use it in shrubs, mixed cocktails, as glaze or make a marinade for poultry, in wilted spinach salad, over fresh cut fruit, to glaze salmon, and much, much more! Pairs well with our Garlic, Baklouti green chili, any herb or citrus infused oils, and when in doubt, the unflavoured EVOO.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Coconut

This White Balsamic is wonderfully sweet, playfully tart and bursting with the clean, natural flavour of coconut. It makes a fantastic dressing or marinade, paired with Persian Lime, Cilantro & Roasted Onion or Basil EVOO. Splash in on fruit salad, yogurt or enjoy in a cocktail. Use it with seafood or chicken for a tropical flare, especially paired with our Garlic EVOO or Toasted Sesame oil. Drizzle it on grilled shrimp or add it to the boiling water for sticky rice!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Cranberry Pear

A bestseller that is crisp, clean and tart. This balsamic boasts a lovely deep rose blush. It has an amazingly fruity, complex bouquet that shines in a multitude of culinary applications. Use to dress fruit or vegetable salads, as a marinade, a glaze for poultry, or even in a mixed drink!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Grapefruit

Our grapefruit white balsamic sparkles with crisp, clean citrus flavour. It has a perfect balance of acidity and natural sweetness. Try this amazing balsamic in dressings, paired with fennel. It makes a show-stopping grapefruit granita. Marinade chicken in this and our Medium/Robust EVOO or Tuscan Herb-infused olive oil, simply drizzle on a fruit salad, or flavour an ice cold glass of sparkling water. Pairs well with Blood Orange, Lemon, Baklouti Chili or Garlic Olive Oil.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Gravenstein Apple

The Gravenstein apple is an incredibly hard variety to find due to the difficulty farmers have cultivating it. It’s grown in pockets up the coast of Northern California and prized for its amazing ambrosia perfume, and crisp, sweet-tart cream coloured flesh. Our balsamic marries the complexity of the Gravenstein’s larger-than-life flavour with our Ultra Premium White Balsamic Vinegar for a delectable culinary symphony. As always, all natural, no artificial flavours, thickeners, added sugar or caramel colour! Pairs nicely with our Blood Orange, Wild Mushroom & Sage or Chipotle olive oils. Even better with Roasted Walnut or Almond Oil!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Honey Ginger

Honey and ginger play well together and bring a gentle, spicy heat which balances perfectly with the moderate, natural acidity of our white balsamic vinegar. This condiment is superlative when paired with our Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil and positively shines with our Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil! Make an amazing marinade with our Garlic olive oil, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, fresh ginger and optional chili flakes.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Pineapple

Our golden Pineapple balsamic is sweet and tart with the heady aroma of fresh ripe pineapple. This amazing, zesty balsamic is the perfect complement to fruit salads and fresh berries. It adds substantial flavour without discoloring salads. Try pairing with soy sauce, ginger and our garlic EVOO for an amazing glaze. Pair with our Chipotle EVOO for a perfect smoky-sweet grill marinade.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Sicilian Lemon

Playfully tart and pleasantly sweet, our Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic has a perfectly balance acidity and a crisp, lemon flavor and aroma. Fabulous with seafood, in dressings or in mixed drinks. Pairs well with Roasted Sesame oil for a fantastic salad dressing or marinade. Toss on all vegetables before steaming, grilling, or broiling.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Thai Lemongrass & Mint

Our Thai Lemongrass & Mint white balsamic is tart, crisp, clean and absolutely delicious. The natural flavours of Thai lemongrass and mint cooperate beautifully and make a dazzling base for marinades, dressings. For a taste explosion, add diced fresh, hot Thai chilies and cilantro. Use this Asian-inspired marinade to dress your seafood salad, noodles or use for a dipping sauce. Try mixed with rum for an out of this world mojito. Pairs well with Basil, Lime or Cilantro & Roasted Onion EVOO.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

 

Dark Balsamic Vinegars

Traditional (Aged 18 years) – the bestseller!

Our finest grade of aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy is produced in the Traditional Style. It is aged using the Solera System for up to 18 years in chestnut, oak, mulberry and ash barrels. With a 4% acidity, our Four Leaf Quality Equivalent vinegar is exceedingly rich, complex and dense. It pairs beautifully with any olive oil in our collection for vinaigrettes, glazes or marinades. Also try drizzled over ice cream or with fresh fruits and berries.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Black Cherry

Rich and sweet, natural Black Cherry Balsamic has garnered rave reviews from our gourmet customers. This dark balsamic has character and will compliment spring mix salads and more flavorful accompaniments such as feta, goat or blue cheese. It is delicious over orange and onion Sicilian salad. Pairs with all EVOOs, but shines with the lighter varieties such as Orange and Lemon and is amazing with Roasted Almond. Try it with beef, pork, poultry, lamb, all vegetables, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, fruits, or oatmeal.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Blackberry Ginger

This complex, aged dark balsamic vinegar is naturally flavoured with the gentle heat of spicy ginger and kissed with ripe sweet blackberry. Together, these flavours work especially well over pancakes, ice cream, in jelly, or in vinaigrette. Pair with our Roasted Walnut or Toasted Sesame EVOO for an out of this world combination. Also excellent with Persian Lime olive oil for a show-stopping salad dressing.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Neapolitan Herb

Zesty and savory, our Neapolitan Herb dark balsamic has just the right amount of acidity to shine in a multitude of culinary applications. It is made from traditional herbs long used in Neapolitan cuisine: rosemary, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and sage. It will boost your next salad, marinade or BBQ to the next level. Roast vegetables with it, deglaze sauté pans, add it to your Caesar drink! Pairs beautifully with the medium or robust EVOO.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Black Mission Fig

Made with natural figs and our 12-year dark balsamic vinegar from Modena. Great harmony, rich and full of fig flavour. Perfect for salads or as a meat marinade when paired with our Blood Orange or Eureka Lemon olive oil. Amplify a Greek salad or souvlaki when paired with Tuscan Herb or Garlic EVOO. Serve it with cheese for an instant appetizer and crowd pleaser!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Cinnamon Pear

This delightful dark balsamic vinegar is spicy and warm. Perfect drizzled over fresh fruit or as a dessert topping. It has the unique taste of Pear, and is a great match with many of our sweeter, fruity olive oils for a delicious marinade or salad dressing. Try paired with our Butter flavored olive oil for a syrup replacement or with our Basil to amplify the Cinnamon flavour.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Lavender

Floral, sweet and slightly herbaceous, our Lavender balsamic vinegar captures the essence of this ancient flower. Pair with chicken, use in vinaigrettes, over ice cream and with fresh fruits and berries. Use it with our Herbs de Provence EVOO, which also has a touch of lavender in it.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Dark Chocolate

This dark chocolate balsamic is rich and heavy. It resounds with the complexity of three different chocolates. Drizzle over vanilla gelato, mix with fresh berries, or add zing to your chicken mole. Use in most applications that compliment melted chocolate and leave out the calories and fat. Add it to your next smoothie, coffee or Greek yogurt for a healthy treat!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Red Apple

This balsamic has an enticing aroma and a delicate, sweet apple flavour, fruitier than most balsamic vinegars. It’s a wonderful way of adding aroma and taste to compliment any dish. It adds a refreshing lift to salads, sauces, chutneys and vegetables. It is amazing drizzled on pork, chicken or fish.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Espresso

This aged Balsamic Vinegar is amazingly complex, with layers of authentic espresso and dark roasted coffee. It makes a fantastic glaze or BBQ base for pork, beef or chicken. Add a shot to an ‘affogatto float’, which calls for a tall mug of vanilla gelato scoops covered with coffee. Try paired with our Chipotle infused or wood-smoked EVOO for an amazing beef marinade or sauce. Dress your next salad with this, our Medium + Baklouti Green Chili EVOOs, sprinkled with our Black n’ White sea salt and pepper – it will not disappoint!

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Pomegranate

The intense sweet-tart flavour of the pomegranate is a perfect match for hearty meats like lamb and duck. It makes an exciting dressing whisked with your favorite oil, pomegranate seeds, toasted nuts and feta cheese. It adds depth to pan sauces, braised meats or compotes. Drizzle over poached fruits and ice cream for an elegant and easy dessert.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Tahitian Vanilla

Experience Eden in a bottle. Sultry, fragrant Tahitian vanilla beans are married with our aged dark balsamic vinegar. The resulting collaboration is intoxicating as it is exotic. Try with fresh strawberries or drizzled over a warm brownie. Pair with our fused Blood Orange olive oil. Use it in place of vanilla extract in any baked good, smoothie, granola parfait or flavoured coffee.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Raspberry

This thick rich perfectly balanced balsamic oozes with the natural flavour of fresh, ripe raspberries. Both sweet and tart, it’s perfect tossed with mixed salad greens and a little feta cheese. Also enjoy as a marinade or glaze for pork, beef or chicken.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Strawberry

Both sweet and tart, our Strawberry balsamic vinegar is the result of adding pure and natural strawberry essence to our 12-year barrel-aged balsamic. Can be used both as a vinegar and condiment on dessert dishes, such as fruit medleys and ice cream. Pairs well with any fruit-fused or Basil EVOO.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Tangerine

A customer favourite. The blend of 12 and 18 year-old balsamic results in a lower acid level, complimented by the sweet citrus flavour. Vegetables, spring mix, and salad greens will taste great when dressed with a vinaigrette of this and Blood Orange olive oil – you get a salad dressing combo with wow factor! It makes a very tasty glaze for baked salmon, and gives grilled chicken a sweet-sour zing, especially with Chipotle EVOO.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Vermont Maple

This full-flavoured barrel-aged dark balsamic vinegar is made with real Vermont maple syrup. Perfect for BBQ sauce or marinades. Suggested meats include: beef, pork, poultry, wild game, lamb, and salmon. Excellent on all vegetables, especially yummy drizzled over sweet potatoes! For a truly amazing treat, try over ice cream. Pairs well with Chipotle and Butter-flavoured Olive Oil.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Wild Blueberry

Our luscious Blueberry balsamic vinegar is amazing over garden salad or fruit salad. When paired with a mild EVOO, the intense blueberry flavour will shine. Also fantastic with Blood Orange or Lemon EVOO. Try it drizzled over fresh sliced peaches, cantaloupe, and ice cream. Pair with our Butter-flavoured olive oil on waffles, French toast, or pancakes. As an added surprise, it is delicious over blue, feta and goat cheeses.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Specialty Vinegars

Serrano Honey – sulfite-free!

Made from 100% pure honey, this 2008 SOFITM Silver award-winning balsamic vinegar is a combination of sweet, tart and spicy. This handcrafted artisan product makes a great addition to salsa, ceviche, Bloody Mary’s or shrimp. Delicious drizzled over tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Add to dressings for leafy green, potato, pasta or rice salads. Toss with sliced strawberries and a grinding of black pepper for a delicious dessert. Can be used in place of traditional grape-based vinegar.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml

Sherry Reserva – aged 25 years

From Jerez, Spain, and made with the traditional Solera method, our Sherry Reserva wine vinegar has a true sherry flavour that can only come from cask-aging. It has no true substitute – it is loaded with complex, nutty and caramel flavours, which translate into more interesting salad dressings and incredible accents in soups and pan sauces. This fine Spanish vinegar is fabulous in reduction sauces, glazes, vinaigrettes and wherever strength and depth of flavour is desired.

Available in: 750ml, 375ml, 200ml, 60ml