Vitis vinifera from which White Cognac Essential Oil is distilled is obtained from exactly the same grapes used to produce Cognac (Brandy)
The essential oil is produced from the grapevine which is famous for its fruit, the grape, which, when fermented, produces wine.
This shrub grows everal metres in length and grows best in areas that have dry summers. Cognac essential oil is somewhat more fruity than it Green Cognac counterpart. White cognac essential oil has fresh, vibrant fruit tones with a slight green, herbaceous note.
Reported Attributes of White Cognac Essential Oil:-
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
Used in flavours and high end perfumes in trace amounts to give ‘lift’ and fresh-fruity natural notes ie, colognes, after-shave fragrances. It also works well with tobacco related products.
White Cognac Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Bergamot, Coriander, Galbanum, Lavender (All), Linalool (aromatic chemical used in the perfume and cologne industry), Clary Sage, and Ylang ylang.
White Cognac Oil is also known as ‘Wine Lees Oil’ or ‘Weinhefeoel’ in German. It is produced as a by-product of the distillation of Cognac (Brandy).
The pale colouration of this wine-lee oil comes from the still used in its manufacture. White Cognac maintains its pale colouration due to its distillation taking place in stainless steel stills.
Cognac oils were once manufactured in burnished copper stills, a tradition that has almost disappeared nowadays since stainless-steel stills predominate the industry. Green cognac essential oil on the other hand continues the tradition however. Oxidation occurs when the oil comes into contact with the metal, giving it the renowned and famous lovely beautiful green hue.