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similar to balsamic vinegar

Sweet, highly reduced, unfermented grape juice, similar to mosto cotto, first made by the ancient Greeks as a sweetener. Used in desserts and many other recipes, or as a condiment. Puglia's Salentine peninsula is famous for it. Some vincotto is made into agrodolce vinegars—the Mezzogiorno's answer to balsamic vinegar. It's delicious drizzled over baked figs. Also see sapa.



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