β-ionone

1.1 mg per capsule

Violets, like Turkish delight”

Certified wine flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of β-ionone character. β-ionone, derived from grape carotenoids, plays an important role in the flavour of some red wines. It is a component of the fruity / floral character of some of the most sought-after red wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.

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

Flavour cards

Flavour standard information

Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to detect beta-ionone in wine is as follows. Without covering the glass, swirl the sample to release the aroma. Take a single short sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
1.1 mg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of beta-ionone in wine is 5 - 360 µg / l.
Origins
Although β-ionone is present in all grape varieties, the distinctive flavour develops only in some wine styles. The compound is derived from grape carotenoids.
Importance
β-Ionone plays a negligible role in the flavour of white wines but plays a more important role in the flavour of reds wines. The flavour imparted to wine by β-ionone is a component of fruity / floral character of some of the most sought-after red wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number of beta-ionone is 14901-07-6.
Other names
  • ionone
  • beta-cyclocitrylidene acetone
  • beta-irisone
  • 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl cyclohex-1-ene-1-yl) but-3-ene-2-one
  • 4,2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl-3-buten-2-one
  • 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-3-buten-2-one
  • 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)-3-buten-2-one
  • (E)-4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)but-3-en-2-one
Remarks
β-Ionone together with β-damascenone represent a class of isoprenoid varietal wine flavours.
Threshold distribution
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Capsules per pot
10
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