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The origin of Sanpellegrino® Italian Sparkling Drinks

The fulfilling taste of Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks begins with the finest Mediterranean fruit juices.

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The taste of Italian goodness

Our iconic Italian Sparkling Drinks have been crafted with creativity since 1932. Our winning recipe for a top drinking experience always begins with careful selection of the highest-quality Mediterranean fruit juices.

Our drinks are produced exclusively in Italy. The oranges for our Aranciata come exclusively from Sicily and Calabria, our Limonata is made with lemons from Sicilian citrus groves.

We have long-standing relationships with many of our partner farms, where the fruits are harvested by hand, and their juices extracted in facilities located in the same region to capture all their delicious goodness.

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A passion for citrus

A citrus grove is like a child. It can never be left unattended and is in constant need of care and attention. Checking the leaves, blossom and fruit on each plant is a daily activity, while pruning and harvesting are carried out manually according to centuries-old techniques that take years to perfect.

In the words of Giosuè Arcoria, owner of the citrus grove in Sicily where the Tarocco oranges for Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks are grown: “Being a citrus farmer is not an easy job. It requires physical strength, patience and sacrifice. Only those with a passion for citrus fruits are able to work in this industry. But it is a noble kind of work that dates back centuries, using knowledge passed down from generation to generation, knowledge that is intrinsically linked to the local nature and the Sicilian way of life.”

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Italian oranges

The oranges in Sanpellegrino Aranciata and other Italian Sparkling Drinks come from farms in Sicily and Calabria.

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Lemon, the year-round citrus

In the Sicilian citrus groves where we source the lemons for Sanpellegrino Limonata, the trees produce fruit almost all year round.

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Grapefruit, a taste of paradise

The scientific name Citrus x Paradisi is a perfect description of the delicious fruit grown in the Mediterranean and used by Sanpellegrino.

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Sweet clementine

Our clementines get their irresistible sweetness from the Mediterranean sun that falls on the farms where they are grown.

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The finest Mediterranean flavors

The story doesn't end with Citrus fruits: Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks come in a wide range of other flavors too. All the ingredients are grown under the Mediterranean sun, carefully selected and expertly combined for a perfectly balanced taste.

The juices used in our low-calorie Momenti range, for example, come from a variety of fruits, from pomegranates and blackcurrants to peaches and raspberries.

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