The Amalfi Coast, also known as "La Divina Costiera" (the Divine
Coast), is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge
of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. A unique
landscape of sheer cliffs and rugged shoreline, dotted with small
beaches, pastel-coloured fishing villages, lemon groves and natural
terraced cliffside vineyards.
In the medieval village of Ravello, perched at 365m on the sea
level, Ettore Sammarco founded the winery Casa Vinicola Ettore
Sammarco. The vineyards include the hilly-clay territory from Vietri
Since 1962, the company has steadily grown perfectly combining
tradition and technology to produce the unique white wine “Terre
Saracene” (literally meaning ‘Saracen Lands’).
Almost as a pastime to revive his father, Ettores’, great passion,
winemaker Bartolo Sammarco created a workshop developing the
traditional, typical liqueurs of the Amalfi coast.
Today, using state of the art technology and craftmanship the Ettore
Sammarco laboratory produces a refined Limoncello, under the
‘Melodie d’Amalfi’ label.
Here, the ‘Sfusato’ lemon variety is used (tapered in shape, large with
a thick, yellow peel and almost no seeds) lending the Limoncello an