Made from Cabernet Franc icewine and Roma tomatoes. We grew our grapes in a way that brought out the naturally vegetive characteristics of Cabernet Franc grapes, made icewine, then vinegar. We made vinegar from local gorgeous Roma tomatoes. Then we blended the two to make Veget8 vinegar. Pure fruit, that tastes like vegetables.
Appearance: Medium red garnet.
Density: Moderate viscosity.
Aromas: Complex array of sweet sun-dried tomato, green fruit, berry (cherry and raspberry), fresh herb, both fresh and cooked vegetable, red/green pepper and earth, with leafy, spice and celery notes.
Palate: Medium sweet, with balanced zesty mouthwatering acidity on the palate, forward flavours of super ripe tomato, tomatillo, green fruit, fresh herb, zucchini, melon rind and squash, with notes of green mango, rhubarb, cucumber and bouquet garni.
Like other Minus 8 products,Chefs and Mixologists will find endless uses for this unique vinegar. Use its light herbal/vegetal, green fruit character to create spectacular dishes – meat, fish/seafood and vegetarian themed recipes – especially those with an herbal component. Like other minus8 products Veget8 is the perfect foundation to sauces, dressings and marinades.
It just may become an indispensable ingredient in many innovative, food and drink recipes. A few drops in a Blood Mary, or the Canadian classic, Bloody Caesar, will elevate these cocktails to another level. Its green fruit, herb and melon notes work wonderfully with Tequila. Use it in tequila based cocktails or to enhance your favourite sangrita recipe – as a great accompaniment to tequila shots.
Add a splash of Veget8 to enhance oven roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, pommes frites, or use it to enhance soups (such as vegetable, minestrone or French onion) or sauces and condiments, such as bbq sauce, salsa or homemade ketchup.