Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Limoncello of Sorrento is one of the typical products of the local culture. Tradition has it that, in the early twentieth century, the great families of Sorrento never failed to offer their guests a taste of Limoncello, the liqueur produced at home using the finest lemons from the family lemon grove.
The Massa family was one of those families and, today, the Villa Massa company, in the heart of the Sorrento peninsula, remains true to the tradition of the Limoncello of Sorrento.
Villa Massa Limoncello is based on a family recipe dating back to 1890. Below are the highlights of why Villa Massa is such a superior and unique Limoncello:
- Villa Massa is made from lemons that are organically grown, in Sorrento, Italy, on shaded hillside terraces, in volcanic soil, overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
- The superior quality of the Villa Massa products is due to the exclusive use of the raw materials cultivated in the Sorrento peninsula, among them the lemon “Ovale di Sorrento” stands out.
- Made exclusively from only 100% fresh Protected Geographic Indication (PGI) Sorrento Oval Lemon peels, top quality cane alcohol, pure water and refined sugar.
- Villa Massa uses only 100% natural ingredients—no preservatives, flavorings or artificial coloring.
The versatile flavor lends itself to be served before a meal, as an after dinner drink, in cocktails, with espresso or coffee, over ice-cream, fruit salad or with any dessert. One taste of this Limoncello and you will feel the taste of tradition and part of the Massa family!
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