Usiglian Del Vescovo
Today Usiglian del Vescovo covers an area of around 160 hectares, 25 of which consist of vineyards containing Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah, Petit verdot, Chardonnay and Viognier vines, as well as 15 hectares of olive-groves. The unique soil and proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea make this an optimum vine growing environment. Here the vines enjoy special conditions which give our wines their uniqueness, exceptionally rich flavor and fresh taste. Situated in the center of the Estate is the Villa of Usigliano, the main residence which, in times past, was the main reference point for the collection of farms and castles dotted throughout the property and after which the vineyards have been named.
Located on the gentle hills of Valdera in the municipality of Palaia, Usiglian del Vescovo owes its name to a dispute dating back to the 1100s between the Bishop of Pisa and that of Lucca (Bishop is Vescovo in Italian). Palaia belonged to the latter, while his rival had been assigned the property of the fief of Usigliano; the castle of the same name also dates back to those years.
Usigliano has maintained its identity as a small and industrious agricultural village over the centuries. Today the estate covers about 160 hectares, of which about 25 are vineyards and about 15 olive groves. The manor house of Usigliano is located in the centre of the estate, with all the farms and castles scattered throughout the hill, which give the vineyards of Usigliano their name today.
Our vineyards stand on soils characterised by a noticeable presence of sand and marine fossils, 250 metres above sea level.
Their position ensures a particularly favourable microclimate for wine production of the finest quality. Our vines therefore benefit from a particular terroir that gives wines a special flavour and freshness.
OUR COMPANY PHILOSOPHY
The production of Usiglian del Vescovo is centred on three pillars: it is decidedly organic, entirely ethical and highly sustainable. We take care of the vineyards by hand to ensure employment and to always keep the quality bar high, relying on traditional methods, but also keeping innovation in mind.
Our new winery reflects this philosophy as a careful combination of innovative technologies and ancient knowledge. Today we consider ourselves guardians of this wonderful land: a real privilege.
ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE
Our conception of organic? It takes shape through the care of our vineyards according to the principles of organic farming. It means that we strive to preserve the fertility of the soil for our wines and for future generations who will live in this land. We strongly believe that the secret for a good, healthy and fair production hides in biodiversity, that is so plentiful at Usiglian del Vescovo.
In addition to the vineyards, we also take care of our wines and image using materials that are as recycled, recyclable and sustainable as possible.