Maille - Vinaigre de vin Xeres (Sherry Vinegar) - 50cl
In 1747 Antoine-Claude Maille opened a boutique called La Maison Maille on the rue Saint-André des Arts in Paris and became official supplier to the court of Louis XV. His father, who shared his name and was also a vinegar maker, had become famous during the 1720s for recommending the condiment as a plague treatment.
In 1760, Mr Maille was named official supplier to the courts of Austria and Hungary. In 1769, King Louis XVI granted him the license as “ordinary distiller-vinegar-maker” and two years later he was granted charter as distiller-vinegar-maker to Empress Catherine II of Russia.
More rounded than red wine vinegar, more complex than apple cider vin, and less cloying than balsamic.
Sherry vinegar has a tawny, non-astringent flavour that adds hidden depth and a clean brightness.
You can add just a few drops to a finished dish, as you would lemon juice or fish sauce, or use it half-and-half with another vinegar (or lemon juice) in a vinaigrette.
Sherry vinegar, preservative: E224 (sulphites).