The raspberry is the fruit of a shrub from the Rosaceae family that can reach a height of two metres. It has a woody rootstock and shoots that grow from the stump each year. Its leaves consist of three to five leaflets with serrated edges and flowers stemming from typical floral racemes. Flowering, following on from entomophilous pollination, begins in mid-May. The fruit is an infructescence consisting of berries uniting around a receptacle, red when fully ripe, with a sweet but acidulous taste and characteristic fragrance.
The resulting sorbet is deliciously aromatic, and is well suited to combinations with aged distillates.

This sorbet goes well with "crema", armagnac, whisky and zabaione ice-creams.