a drop of prestige

The "Azienda Agricola Czarnocki Lucheschi" is specialized in the production of high quality
vinegars. From the CDO red grapes cultivated in the family vineyards the “Aceto Sopraffino
degli Estensi” -deemed as one of the food excellence of the Italian gastronomic tradition- is
produced. The history of the “Aceto Sopraffino” is linked to the city of Ferrara and to the House
of Este, for which Cristoforo Messisburgo created the recipe. Following the ancient recipe of the family the Azienda Agricola Czarnocki Lucheschi started again the production of the “Sopraffino” adapting it to modern tastes. The tradition of making Sopraffino Vinegar, that is making vinegar from must rather than from wine, stopped when Francesco V was forced to abandone Modena and his “acetaie”. This tradition has started again today thanks to the descendants of the Este family, Isabelle d' Austria-Este and the Azienda Agricola Czarnocki Lucheschi are the producers of vinegars and still keep the old stock of acetic bacteria belonged to the family. From 1994 and after 12 years of hard working the “Azienda” has managed to revive the “Sopraffino” vinegar from Ferrara, a product made without adding neither thickeners nor colorants, but produced only from high quality red grapes cultivated in the total respect of nature. Considering the increasing market demand the “Azienda” decided to produced from the same high quality grapes from which the “Sopraffino” is obtained a Red Wine Vinegar, a White Wine Vinegar, a vinegar called “Vinagro Delicato” with a sweet and sour taste and a “Vinagro Piccante” (spicy). These vinegars are produced from the natural acetification of the wine, without adding of additives and they are then refined in oak barrels for at least 6 months. In these vinegars we can find the “Acetobacter Aceti” alive and active, since the process of acetification is operated by old stock of acetic bacteria that have always belonged to the family. The unicity of our product is given from the exceptional organoleptic quality ensured by the use of selected raw materials, the total control of the production process and a long-life experience. The result are absolutely natural products that have nothing to do with the industrial ones.