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red, black or white currant (GB)
See under Cassis.

Cassis Name for the black currant (Austrian "schwarze Ribisel"), or essence produced from it (thick syrup). According to the taxonomic system, the plant belongs to the subclass of the Rosidae (rose plants), as does the grapevine. The berries contain terpenes with spicy, finely acidic aromas and a very high vitamin C content. In the context of a wine-tasting, "Cassis" is often used to describe the aroma of a red wine, especially the Cabernet Sauvignon variety.

A flower bud extract extracted from the currants is used in the perfumery...

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