Our first event at the Navicelli in Pisa after a summer break will be focused on the prestigious reds of the farm “Usiglian del Vescovo” (Pisa, Italy).
Located close to the village of Palaia on the Valdera hills and near the Tyrrhenian coast, Usiglian del Vescovo originates its name to the fact that around the eleventh century, it was a feud disputed by the bishop of Lucca and the bishop of San Miniato.
Both the castle of Usigliano, belonging to the system of middle age curtes, and the church of San Pietro, whose romanic ruins are in the middle of the property, can be tracked back to that time. Over the centuries Usigliano has always maintained the characteristics of the small farming town of about 200 inhabitants, that only in recent decades was depopulated. Today the estate covers an area of almost 160 hectares, 18 hectares of vineyards and 15 hectares of olive groves.
The villa of Usigliano is located at the center of the property, from this manor depended the whole farms and houses of the property. Since 2001 the company has been deeply renovated, including the construction of a new cellar, the renovation of the historical one and the complete overhaul of the vineyards.
For more info about the facility and directions, please visit www.usigliandelvescovo.it
The ensemble will be:
- Emiliano Loconsolo: vocals
- Piergiorgio Pirro: piano
- Nino Pellegrini: double bass
…and the wines presented will be: