ORIGIN: Ontario, Canada
Minus 8 is vinegar named for the temperature at which our premium grapes are harvested and pressed to make icewine. The delicious, sweet wine is transformed into vinegar.
Small batch agricultural products like Minus 8 are subject to slight variations due to the changing character of the vintage each year. Minus 8 is barrel aged for years in an 18 year old French oak Solera system (started in 1997). According to his taste, the vinegar master blends vinegars from many oak barrels - selecting by vintage as well as by variety of grape - to make the bottled elixir "Minus 8."
Appearance: Deep dark amber colour
Density: Quite thick, concentrated and viscous; it flows down the glass with a thick coating
Aromas: Very complex, quite aromatic, with a forward notes of ripe tropical fruit, apple butter, Asian spice, a combination of dried and baked/stewed fruit (a mixed bag), vanilla, sandalwood/cedar, cocoa powder and nuances of toasted nut, madeira and cream sherry.
Palate: Sweet, rich, concentrated flavours follow its aromatic profile, with additions of caramel, prune, plum, cooked sweet tree fruit; finish is amazingly long and persistent.
5% Acetic Acid
Optimal storage 12°C/55°F, 45% Humidity