This oil, a by-product of the wine making industry, is used in small volumes due to its unique and highly potent odour. The yield from the distillation of the lie de vin is very low, hence the oil price is high. The white colour is due to the distillation in stainless steel equipment, whereas the green coloured oil results from the use of copper stills.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Year round
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors green, grape, wine, fermented, fusel
Common Applications basalm, cognac, fern fougere, sherry, wine
Appearance Colourless to yellow liquid
Optical Rotation -3.0 to +3.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4250 - 1.4320
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.850 - 0.882
Flash Point ℃ 67°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.