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black currant (GB)
casis (ES)
ribes nigrum (I)
zwarte bes (N)

Cassis Name for the blackcurrant (Austrian "black currant"), or from it produced essence (thick syrup). The plant belongs to taxonomic System as well as the way the grapevine to the subclass of Rosidae (rose plants). The berries contain terpenes With spicy, fine-sour flavors and a very high proportion of vitamin C, As part of a wine address "Cassis" is also often used as a description for the Aroma one red wine used, especially this is typical of the variety Cabernet Sauvignon,

A flower bud extract extracted from currants is used in the perfumery industry. In Germany, blackcurrants like to be known for making a "Supporter" spirit used. The fruits are "put on" with various herbs, sugar and spirit in a sealed container. The spirits dissolve the aromas of fruits and herbs. At the beginning, the vessels are shaken every few days to the extraction to accelerate.

In a similar way, a well-known French specialty called "Crème de Cassis" is produced. This dark red liqueur was invented around 1840. The berries are mashed for up to two months in a mixture of water and alcohol. To balance the acid, sugar is added. As a conclusion, a barrel storage takes place. The minimum content of sugar, expressed as invert sugar, is 400 g / l, the minimum alcohol content is 15% vol. The Burgundian Dijon applies with approximately 80 producers in the city and environment as metropolis of the production. The name "Crème de Cassis de Dijon" guarantees that the processed fruits come from Burgundy. Furthermore, the liqueur is also produced in other French cities, in Quebec (Canada) and in Luxembourg (Beaufort). The annual production in France is 16 million liters. Cassis is the favorite drink of the detective Hercule Poirot in the thrillers of Agatha Christie. The liqueur is for cocktails as Kir or Kir Royal used. The sale of Cassis in Germany led to the so-called. Cassis de Dijon decision,

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