Winner of the store cupboard staples category for their Organic White Wine Vinegar.

Company profile

Aspall Organic White Wine VinegarSet in the unspoilt beauty of the Suffolk countryside, the 370 acre estate produces a wide range of quality vinegars, apple juice and traditional cyder products. Aspall is a wholly owned family business, and is the oldest direct lineage family cyder business in Britain. Aspall has been run by eight generations of the Chevallier family. We are very proud of the quality Cyder and Wine Vinegars we produce here at Aspall. Our unique philosophy and the incorporation of many unique facets to our production process, ensure our products are simply of a superior quality. Our vinegar is bottled unpasteurised to ensure nutrient, flavour and aroma retention a fuller natural flavour.

Can you give a short background to the winning product?

The pale golden colour of this vinegar, reminiscent of a good white wine, makes it perfect for use in sauces such as Hollandaise. It has a pleasant fruity smell and a dry astringent taste, making it ideal for use in a wide range of recipes. Like our Red Wine Vinegar, we use the wine from specially selected organic Rioja grapes from Spain. This gives our product a full flavour and a distinctive character.

What does organic mean to you?

We have such a strong heritage in Organic that we’re extremely proud to hold. The 6th generation of the Chevallier family at Aspall were founding members of the Soil Association in 1946 and we remain committed to protecting the environment. Aspall orchards are all organic. We use a unique trickle fermentation process for our cyder vinegar using Green Shield towers, the only ones in the world.

What does winning the award mean to you?

We recently relaunched our vinegars following extensive consumer research over a six month period which resulted in all our vinegar products being repackaged and rebranded in to more convenient and attractive offering. The whole of the Aspall business worked incredibly hard in getting the new range ready for market and winning this award for Organic White Wine vinegar is the icing on the cake. We never compromise on quality and the award cements the fact that we are still at the top of our game regarding the taste profile of our range but in particular in this award, for the white wine.

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