Consorzio di Tutela del Limone di Sorrento IGP


Consorzio di Tutela
del Limone di Sorrento IGP


Liquori Santa Teresa was born in 1996 as a result of passion and the desire to offer a quality product.

Limoncello di Sorrento IGP is a typical specialty of Campania appreciated everywhere. But how did this liqueur come about? What are the origins of Sorrento limoncello, how is it made and what are the "secrets" of its success?

The Sorrento lemon is rich in essential oils, it is therefore very fragrant and aromatic, it has different organoleptic characteristics, completely particular, compared to other types of lemon". Sorrento limoncello has the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) mark as a guarantee of product quality, whose "standards" are controlled by the appropriate Consortium.

To be true IGP Sorrento limoncello, the liqueur must be made with four simple ingredients: IGP Sorrento lemon peel (at least 250 grams of whole lemons are needed for each liter of alcohol) from which the infusion is obtained, and then decalcified water and hydrated alcohol. Without any preservatives or dyes.

The word "limoncello" is permitted only for liqueurs produced with IGP lemons from the Sorrento peninsula and the Protected Geographical Indication mark guarantees the authenticity of the product. Among the tricks for preparing Sorrento limoncello there is one to be observed right from the very first stage, that of picking the lemons which must be peeled, this is the secret, as soon as they are detached from the tree, that is "when they are still fresh".

After peeling, the lemon peels are subjected to an alcoholic infusion for 10-15 days, to then remove the "peels" and mix the alcoholic solution obtained with water and sugar.

Liquori Santa Teresa
Via G. Maresca,19
80063 Piano di Sorrento (NA)

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