The bramble is a rosaceous plant and is very common in the wild in Italy from sea level to about 1,000m a.s.l. The totally unscented flowers are very variable in terms of colour, ranging from white to pink. The plant flowers between the end of May and June. The fruit is formed by small aromatic drupes coming together to form the blackberry, which is purplish-black when ripe. The harvest period is from July to the autumn.
The use of blackberries goes back to the beginning of time, and the fresh fruit has always been used as a freshener. It has a characteristic fragrance and a sweet but acidulous taste. The resulting sorbet is rich and dense.

As with all wild fruit, this sorbet goes well with "crema", armagnac, whisky, Passito di Pantelleria and zabaione ice-creams.