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VILLA MASSA LIMONCELLO

Made with PGI Lemons from Sorrento

From the lemon grove to your glass

A traditional process made by hand in our land of Sorrento.

Photo © JoniIsraeli.com
Photo © JoniIsraeli.com

Limoncello is the traditional liqueur of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It’s a symbol of local hospitality and the living traditions of Sorrento.

Limoncello is the traditional liqueur of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It’s a symbol of local hospitality and the living traditions of Sorrento.

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Made exclusively with the peels of Sorrento PGI lemons, thick and rich in essential oils.

Made exclusively with the peels of Sorrento PGI lemons, thick and rich in essential oils.

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limoncello_producto_03

Created according to a family recipe from 1890 and handed down from one generation to the next for over a century.

Created according to a family recipe from 1890 and handed down from one generation to the next for over a century.

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limoncello_producto_04

The result is a treat for the palate: the finest quality on the market and a tiny spark of Sorrento in each relaxing sip.

The result is a treat for the palate: the finest quality on the market and a tiny spark of Sorrento in each relaxing sip.

The star of Sorrento, a unique lemon: oval, with a thick, fragrant peel, rich in essential oils"

The most valuable gift of our soil

Discover the strength of our greatest treasure.

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limoncello_ingredientes_01

Limone Oval di Sorrento, the emblem of Sorrento, a lemon found only in the Sorrento peninsula and on the island of Capri.

Limone Oval di Sorrento, the emblem of Sorrento, a lemon found only in the Sorrento peninsula and on the island of Capri.

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limoncello_ingredientes_02

Sorrento lemons are considered the best in the world thanks to their unique qualitative characteristics, and they are recognised by the European Union with a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).

Sorrento lemons are considered the best in the world thanks to their unique qualitative characteristics, and they are recognised by the European Union with a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).

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limoncello_ingredientes_03

We use only the peel of the PGI Sorrento lemon, medium thick and rich in essential oils and key to the fragrance, colour and flavour of our limoncello.

We use only the peel of the PGI Sorrento lemon, medium thick and rich in essential oils and key to the fragrance, colour and flavour of our limoncello.

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The fertile volcanic soil, local microclimate and traditional agricultural system make the Sorrento lemons unique in the world.

The fertile volcanic soil, local microclimate and traditional agricultural system make the Sorrento lemons unique in the world.

The fresh lemons are grown according to traditional methods and picked by hand"
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We take great care of them the traditional way

Our cultivation technique remains true to local tradition, as the lemon trees grow at their pace.  We grow oval Sorrento lemons under protective pagliarelle, hand crafted pergolas with straw mats and chestnut wood beams, set upon terraces of lemon trees.

Our respect for their long ripening process means we harvest the lemons 4 or 5 times a year, in harmony with the natural cycles of this climate and the agricultural traditions of the region.  To maintain this balance with the natural resources of the area, rainwater is saved in tanks for watering the trees in the hottest, driest months.

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Maximum quality can only be achieved by hand

Artisanal techniques and the value of working by hand are present in the lemon grove: the fruits are picked individually by hand, to ensure the lemons never touch the ground, and always at the exact point of ripeness, to be used in the traditional recipe without artificial flavourings or colourings.

Also, Villa Massa respects the environment through traditional cultivation supervised by local cooperatives, ensuring the traceability of the product and the artisanal, almost ancestral techniques of our culture.

From growing the raw ingredients to preparing them according to a 1890 recipe, Villa Massa conserves a purely local tradition"

Simplicity is one of the ingredients

We pick our valuable, precious Sorrento lemons by hand.

We peel the lemons with the greatest care to ensure only the zest is collected in delicate layers of peel.

We then leave these peels in alcohol, in a cold maceration process, to transfer the essential oils from the peel to the alcohol.

We filter the result several times, and mix the lemon-peel infusion with a filtered syrup made with sugar and water.

We pick our valuable, precious Sorrento lemons by hand.

We peel the lemons with the greatest care to ensure only the zest is collected in delicate layers of peel.

We then leave these peels in alcohol, in a cold maceration process, to transfer the essential oils from the peel to the alcohol.

We filter the result several times, and mix the lemon-peel infusion with a filtered syrup made with sugar and water.

The essence of the lemon grove made into a work of art

Aroma

A range of citrus fragrances evoking the different nuances of the lemons.

The essence of the lemon grove made into a work of art
The essence of the lemon grove made into a work of art

Taste

The flavour of a leafy, aromatic Sorrento garden: pure, fresh lemon.
Ingredients in perfect harmony, offering balanced and contrasting sensations.

Color

Intense green with yellow and white highlights

The essence of the lemon grove made into a work of art

The essence of the lemon grove made into a work of art
The essence of the lemon grove made into a work of art

Aroma

A range of citrus fragrances evoking the different nuances of the lemons.

Color

Intense green with yellow and white highlights

Taste

The flavour of a leafy, aromatic Sorrento garden: pure, fresh lemon.
Ingredients in perfect harmony, offering balanced and contrasting sensations.

Villa Massa Limoncello transports you to our fragrant Sorrento garden to enjoy in the company of friends and family”

LIMONCELLO WITH A TWIST

A twist on the traditional recipe

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Villa Massa Limoncello Basilico is a combination of our limoncello with a hint of basil. The result is a particularly fresh, slightly spicy flavour.

Villa Massa Limoncello Basilico is a combination of our limoncello with a hint of basil. The result is a particularly fresh, slightly spicy flavour.

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limoncello_variedades_02

Villa Massa Crema di Limoncello follows the same authentic limoncello recipe and adds smooth dairy cream.  Ideal for the most delicate palates, thanks to its mild, velvety flavour.

Villa Massa Crema di Limoncello follows the same authentic limoncello recipe and adds smooth dairy cream.  Ideal for the most delicate palates, thanks to its mild, velvety flavour.

It’s time for a Villa Massa Limoncello

Just as the lemons of Villa Massa ripen slowly at their own pace, enjoying our Limoncello is an invitation to slow down, and take a moment to enjoy with the one that really matter.Villa Massa suggests drinking an ice-cold limoncello neat, in a shot glass after a meal, or in a wine glass as a refreshing drink with tonic and a few basil leaves.

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