Flavor Profile: Low-medium acidity, low-medium sweetness.
Tasting Notes: Extremely delicate; notes of violets, grass, watercress, table grapes.
Kitchen Pairings: Very fruit/pastry oriented; pair to generally more sweet ingredients as a way of giving them greater depth.
Bar Pairings: Gin and Vodka friendly; use in Vodka/Gin & Tonics, Aviations, French 75, carbonated beverages, sparkling wine. Good substitute for orange/Meyer lemon juice.
The Idea: Wood violets have a delicate, earthy aroma that is very difficult to capture, but is really unique and fun to work with in kitchens and bars alike. Foraging them, however, is even more difficult; just the flowers themselves possess their distinct flavor, so gathering enough to make a batch of the vinegar takes days of effort. Merely gathering roughly 5lbs, thousands of individual flowers, produces just shy of 5 gallons. As a result, this is a rare, one-of-a-kind vinegar that’s for foodies, adventurous home chefs, and real vinegar aficionados.
At Lindera Farms, we take locally and sustainably sourced agricultural products of pristine quality, and ferment them into wines which we then age into vinegar. This makes for a robust, versatile vinegar with chefs, bartenders, home cooks, and health conscious individuals in mind.