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Poached

the cold slips up our jackets as we pick cherries
still firm from green-branched trees
hidden under boughs we reach with haste -
scratches up the arm, rotting blossoms under our feet
the fruit tastes better baked but we can't afford to wait


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"Métisse"
Grape: 40% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Grenache Blanc (co-planted)
Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Producer: Maxime Magnon
Appelation: Corbières
Vintage: 2017
Importer: Kermit Lynch