Blackcurrant buds France


Ribes nigrum


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Our added value

Since 2006, we collaborate with a cooperative structure located in the historical region of blackurrant culture.

The cooperative imposes strict rules regarding phytosanitary treatments allowing us to guarantee buds without any quantifiable pesticide residue.

Fully traceable product.
The entire transformation process is carried out in our facilities in Spain: from the buds to the concrete, then from the concrete to the absolute.

Blackcurrant buds absolute is often used in fruity accords as a reconstitution for blackcurrant. Its sweet, sulphurous notes soften certain spices and make it easier to combine them with florals. This absolute is also sometimes used in reconstitutions of flowers such as violets or green gardenias.

Ribes nigrum, the blackcurrant bush, is native to northern Europe and Asia. Blackcurrant is a shrub with particularly fragrant foliage that grows in temperate and continental climates.
The first written reference to blackcurrant consumption dates back to the 16th century. This was also when the treatise of abbot Bailly de Montaran was published on the fabulous properties of this shrub, which, at the time, was known as the cassissier des Poitevins or pepper tree. Cultivation of the plant began in the 16th century and is considered emblematic of Burgundy, France, which has since become the leading region for production of blackcurrant buds used in perfumery. Today, the plant is mainly cultivated in France, especially in the regions of Burgundy and the Loire Valley, but is also grown in Poland and England.

It is harvested mechanically during the winter months: The machine cuts the wood and then disbuds it to gather the buds. The disbudded wood is returned to the ground to produce organic matter, while the buds are sorted from the wooden debris using sifting grates.

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