Nestled in a hillside, half way between Reggio Emilia and Modena, in the very heart of the Emilia region, sits the Balsamic Factory of Montericco, a peaceful heaven where a special balsamic vinegar is made.
Production of this treasure is carried out exclusively in an ancient hamlet of the village of Albinea, where the castle looks out over the vast Po Valley. Immersed in tranquility and tradition, in an ancient part of this castle hamlet, a magical attic houses hundreds of barrels.
We produce a vinegar that embodies the values of tradition, timelessness, authenticity and craftsmanship. Our production is versatile and constantly evolving and we pride ourselves on quality, research and originality.
Laura, Vilmo, Marco, Fabio and Athos are the passionate vinegar makers that cultivate and nurture this gastronomic legend. The olfactory sense is always maturing, the reading of a bouquet becoming ever more delicate and gratifying. It is here that the experience of the master vinegar maker matters most, through patience, care, attention to detail and safeguarding the secrets of the recipe.The rest is done thanks to time and nature, the passing of the seasons and the changing of the temperature over the day and through the years.
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Montericco is truly rare as every phase of this antique craft is followed intimately by the vinegar masters themselves. Every precious bottle of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Montericco is unique and like no other, but each one, fruit of the same art, science and lineage.
They organize - by appointment - guided visits to the Balsamic factory. We will tell you our story through tastes, first through our bottled balsamic varieties and vinegars followed by a tour to the attic to taste directly from the various wooden barrels. Woods such as juniper, chestnut, oak, cherry and ash all contribute to the different flavour, colour and aroma of each barrel.On request we are able to organize an aperitif with wine from a selection of local wineries accompanied by Parmigiano Reggiano and/or mountain Pecorino and local salami.
It is also possible to stay in the castle village, in newly renovated accommodation, a stone's throw from the balsamic factory, with a splendid panoramic view. The apartment consists of a hallway into a kitchen living room with a fireplace and an upstairs double bedroom and ensuite. Breakfast is available on request.
Let yourself be seduced by the nature and the panorama.
The Tourist Accommodation / Holiday Home is located in the village of the ancient hamlet of Montericco di Albinea, in the province of Reggio Emilia near the mediaeval castle of Montericco, from which you dominate the Po Valley and from which, in good days, you can clearly see the profile of the Alps.
Just 2km from the town centre, it resides in via Castellana, number 40 and is only 15 minutes from the city centre of Reggio Emilia.
The accommodation is ground floor, completely renovated, simple but suggestive, consists of the first floor, living room and kitchen with fireplace and sofa bed, entrance and on the second floor, bathroom with shower and bedroom with double bed. It has a large cellar for parking bicycles and / or motorcycles and a free parking space.
Being a portion of the house in the ancient walls of the castle does not offer the possibility of the garden but enjoys naturalistic itineraries both for bicycles and for walks that start directly from the village.
Pets are not allowed.