β-damascenone

488 µg per capsule

Damascenone, floral with undertone of red fruits”

Certified wine flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of damasceone character. Damascenone is present in wines made from all grape varieties but is found in greatest amounts in red wines. In white wines it is often found in Sauvingnon Blancs. The compound imparts a floral odour, reminscent of red fruits, flowers and stewed apple.

Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

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Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to assess beta-damascenone in wine is as follows. Cover the sample with your hand and swirl the glass to release the aroma. Remove your hand and take a single long sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
488 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of beta-damascenone in wine is 40 - 160 µg / l.
Origins
β-Damascenone is present in all grape varieties. The compound is derived from plant carotenoids in the grapes.
Importance
Beta-Damascenone imparts a floral odour to wine, which is reminiscent of red fruits, flowers and stewed apple. It is found in higher concentrations in red wines than in dry white wines, though it forms part of the odour profile of Sauvignon Blanc.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for beta-damascenone is 23696-85-7.
Other names
  • damascenone
  • beta-damascenone
  • fermentone
  • floriffone
  • rose ketone-4
  • rosenone
  • 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl cyclohexa-1,3-dienyl) but-2-en-4-one
  • trimethyl cyclohexadienyl butenone
  • (E)-1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexa-1,3-dienyl)but-2-en-1-one
  • (2,6,6-trimethyl-1,3-cyclohexadien-1-yl) butenone
  • 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1,3-cyclohexadien-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one
Remarks
β-Damascenone together with β-ionone represent a class of isoprenoid varietal wine flavours.
Threshold distribution
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Capsules per pot
10
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