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Villa Massa Limoncello (Lemoncello) Liqueur (500ml)

Sorrento, ITALY
$48. 99
Bottle
$587.88 Dozen
ABV: 30%

At the end of the 1800s, when guests came to Villa Massa, tradition dictated that they were offered a liqueur made from the fruit of the family lemon grove. The brothers Sergio and Stefano Massa founded the Villa Massa company in 1991 with the intention of making this liqueur accessible to everyone. Thus was born 'Villa Massa Traditional Lemon Liqueur', or as it is commonly called 'limoncello' now well-known all over the world.

Villa Massa was bought to our attention by a customer who believes it to be one of the finest liqueur experiences one can ever attain to. His unusual enthusiasm for the product intrigued us, so we decided to try a bottle ourselves. We must say, we were not disappointed. Unlike many impersonators, it's real limoncello from Sorrento, made with Sorrentine lemons, the only variety recognised by the term "Indicazione Geografica Protetta". Like other lemon liqueurs, it's best served icy cold, preferably on its own. But this particular expression possesses a lusciousness and intensity of natural fruit flavour found in few liqueurs. No wonder it's Italy's best-selling limoncello! No preservatives or colouring added. 30% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... The slightly greenish liqueur (you can even get a sense of this in the photo) is largely transparent, with some modest cloudiness, typical of real limoncello. There’s a fresh lemon nose here, with touches of lime. These both carry over to the body — the lime is particularly evident — along with ample sweetness, but none of it is overblown the way some limoncellos can be. All in all it’s quite a simple digestif, its fresh citrus notes finding a wonderful balance between sweet and sour. Every home should have one bottle of limoncello around to cap off a good Italian meal — and this one won’t break the bank. (Good limoncello really beats grappa, guys…) - drinkhacker.com

"Refreshing, enlivening zesty lemon with cleansing citric acidity balancing the light sweetness." 4.5 Stars - diffordsguide.com