Where the Sea Influences the Style of the Wines
Usiglian del Vescovo is located nearby Palaia in the rolling hills of Valdera. The enchanting landscape and nature give this graceful property a charming appearance. The Tyrrhenian Sea close to the winery makes it ideal for viticulture and enhances the beauty of the estate.
At Usiglian del Vescovo Feel the Unique Influence of Centuries of History
The birth of Usiglian del Vescovo dates back to 1078 when Matilda di Canossa donated Usiglian del Vescovo to the Bishops of Lucca. The first wine production was in the year 1083 when the Bishop of Lucca ordered to plant vines. With time, Usiglian del Vescovo underwent many historical changes and political influences, marked by the pleasures and beauty of the countryside. Today, the vineyards at Usiglian del Vescovo are rich in marine fossils extending throughout an area of 160 hectares, 25 of which are covered in vines and cultivation of 3000 olive trees covers a grove of 15 hectares.
Usiglian del Vescovo provides a Wide Range of Unique Grape Varieties
The winemakers grow a wide variety of vines at their vineyards, including Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Viognier from which they produce high quality organic wines. The region provides a favourable microclimate for organic farming, with regular rainfall, constant wind and hot summers cooled by lower night temperatures. So, the peculiarities of this area are the soils of Usiglian vineyards which are rich in marine fossils. Plan a short trip to this beautiful winery and experience the wide range of red wine, white wine, rosé and sparkling wines.