Martin Pouret Orleans White Wine Vinegar
Martin Pouret Orleans White Wine Vinegar is a French Bordeaux wine that has turned into vinegar using the traditional Orléans method, which is the meeting between French terroir, air and time.
The unique process of the traditional Orléans method : The transformation of the wine into vinegar is made by a natural surface fermentation, with neither brewing nor addition of ferments. The wine, sheltered from light, in "vaisseaux" which are 240 liters oak barrels, will slowly turn into vinegar at a constant 30°c temperature. Lastly, the vinegar is aged at least 1 year in oak casks in Maison Martin Pouret's cellars.
The resulting vinegars are less acidic and preserve the original perfumes and minerals of the wine. Use this white wine vinegar for light-colored butter-based sauces and citrus vinaigrettes as it won't discolor the other ingredients. For optimal preservation, keep in a cool, dark cupboard away from the sunlight, both before and after opening.
Maison Martin Pouret is the only artisanal vinaigrier still making vinegars according to this traditional Orléans process, having started in 1797. However, vinegar-making has been a prized tradition in Orléans for centuries--the vinegar merchants' corporation was formed there in 1394. The city's strategic position on the Loire River accounts for its predominance: when Bordeaux wines being shipped to Paris turned bad (vin aigre = sour wine), they were unloaded at Orléans. Instead of discarding it, the Orleanais made it into vinegar. Maison Martin Pouret has been operating through 6 successive generations and continues to seduce chefs and gourmands all over the world with products of an unprecedented legacy!
Net Weight: 250 ml. / 8.45 fl. oz.
Country of Origin: France