La Capanna di Cencioni is an estate winery in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. Its red wines include Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCGA Moscadello di Montalcino DOC sweet white made from Moscato Bianco (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat de Frontignan) is also made.

Vineyards: 2012 69ha of land, of which 19ha of vineyards. Of these there were 12ha of Brunello (30,000 bottles), 2.5ha of Rosso di Montalcino (28,000 bottles), 1.5ha of Sangiovese Sant’Antimo, and 2.5ha of Moscadello di Montalcino and 1ha of Merlot.

Winemaking: The red wines ferment in a mix of stainless steel and conical oak vats. Aging in Slavonian oak casks and vats.

Red wines

Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC2010 4,260 bottles. Simple minty tight, clean, OK, bit tannic and blackcurrant formulaic (Anteprima 2014). | | 2017 3,700 bottles.

Rosso del Cero2013 Decent black fruit, simple, fluid at Emanuela’s with Fra, Sa, Sil, Arth and Francy on Sunday 19th April 2015.

Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Capanna2010 20,400 bottles. Nice nose and palate, and good weight (Anteprima 2013). | 2011 Bright fruit, ripe and showing some evolution from wood ageing At the consorzio with Ian d’Agata Tuesday 28th May 2013. | 2012 16,000 bottles. OK, bit tight and stalky/green but does have blackcurrant fruit (Anteprima 2014). | 2013 21,200 bottles. Simple plump black and red fruit, nice texture, good (Anteprima 2015). | 2014 Pretty nose, red fruit, bright, bit simple but crisp and appetising with a hint of confection (Anteprima 2016). | 2018 35,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Capanna: 2000 Nice tight style of fruit and new oak, but restrained, well selected, perhaps slightly lower yields needed, but good (Anteprima 2005). | 2008 27,822 bottles. Showing some development, but still lots of fruit and depth, good clear style (Anteprima 2013). | 2009 32,464 bottles. Quite sweet blackcurrant style-bit clumsy and old-fashioned (Anteprima 2014). | 2009 Odd nose. Smells pressy, bit green and grubby. Bitter tannins but the weight is good and the fruit is really nice if faint. With a bit of TLC in terms of selection (bit more complexity, maybe slightly lower yields) and winemaking (tidier) this could be really lovely. Overall, picnic wine with honest frankness at the Consorzio Tues 27th May 2014 with Ian d’Agata and others. | 2010 30,000 bottles. Dull, a bit metallic (Anteprima 2015). | 2011 Very seductive, upfront style (Anteprima 2016). | 2013 14.5%. Nice classic Brunello with savoury fruit with plenty of texture at NYC 28 June 2019. | 2015 39,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Capanna | On 02 Oct 2014 someone from the estate told me this came from various plots of old vines, not from one plot in particular. | 2006 Released. | 2010 Bit of bake but seductive (Anteprima 2016).

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Capanna2013 Old style Brunello in NYC 28 June 2019. | 2014 A 2014 with ripeness and depth, still finding its feet but promising effort (Anteprima 2019). 

Sweet white wines

Moscadello di Montalcino DOC2013 5,780 bottles. | 2018 10% Alc. (L 12-18). Lacked clarity (August 2020). | 2018 9,400 bottles.

Moscadello di Montalcino DOC, Vendemmia Tardiva2010 4,880 bottles. | 2010 4,880 bottles. | 2012 3,700 bottles. | 2016 990 bottles.


La Capanna di Cencioni

Loc. Capanna, 333

I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.848298 |