Moscatel Vinegar El Majuelo
This Moscatel vinegar from El Majuelo is very unique: highly perfumed, rich, and smooth with a bright bittersweet flavor. To make it, Joaquin starts with a mix of naturally sweet sherry made from Moscatel and Palomino grapes. Acetic fermentation converts alcohol to vinegar as it ages for two years in American Oak barrels. It has lovely aromas of orange blossom and raisin that open into flavors of stone fruit and honey accented by a vibrant acidity.
El Majuelo is a family-run company in Jerez, Spain. Joaquin’s family has been making sherry vinegar in Jerez for 4 generations. A trained winemaker and cellarmaster, Joaquin took over the business from his father. He uses traditional criaderas and soleras process of transferring vinegars from barrel to barrel over a period of many years, giving the vinegars their unique character. El Majuelo is known as one of the top artisan vinegar producers in the region.