In the depths of the forest, shafts of sunlight pierce through dark green canopies, illuminating bright red jewels glinting amidst green briars. Treasures of flavor, the berries of forest and heath have long been gathered by eager hands seeking the kind of delights that only come from morsels such as these. Raspberries, red currants, pomegranate, cranberries, thimbleberries, and goji berries. Tiny mouthwatering bursts of tart sweetness that pucker the cheeks, these red berries play the starring role in many wines. The best wines not only evoke their flavors and aromas, but also the juicy, tangy, explosion of biting into the real thing. Bring on the berries!
Domaine Alain Gras Saint Romain Rouge, Burgundy, France
Cobb Wines "Coastlands Diane Cobb" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, USA
Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko, Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece
Jacques Puffeney "Poulsard M" Arbois, Jura, France
Frank Cornelissen "Magma," Etna, Sicily, Italy
Domaine Les Pallieres, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France
Jasper Hill Cornella Grenache, Heathcote, Australia
Elvio Cogno Ravera, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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