Il Colombaio di Cencio is an estate winery in Localita Cornia in Gaiole-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy.

Owner: Werner Wilhelm, a native of Bavaria who, after various other commercial enterprises decided to concentrate on wine-growing. He bought one estate, then added another two called Cornia and Monticello. His first vintage was 1995.

Staff: Manager: Jacopo Morganti (in the early 2000s). Consultant oenologist: Paolo Vagaggini.

Vineyards: 4,000ha of land. Initially I think there were 17 hectares of land of which 7 hectares were vines. In 2013 the website said there were 23 hectares of vineyards, of which 16ha have recently been planted in Cornia and Monticello to cordon and at a density of 6,950 vines per hectare. Around 400 metres.

Winery: State-of-the-art. Barriques and 50hl tonneaux.

White wines

Toscana Bianco IGT, Masso Bianco2018 50% Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano.

Toscana Bianco IGT, Sassobianco: Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Malvasia. Dry. Steel.

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Monticello2017 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Massi del Colombaio: Sangiovese and Merlot aged in oak casks for 24 months.

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Colombaio del Cencio: 2015 100% Sangiovese.

Il Futuro, Toscana Rosso IGT: The top wine. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Aged in oak casks for 24 months.

Toscana Rosso IGT, Monticello: Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot grapes, aged in oak casks for 15 months.


Il Colombaio di Cencio

Loc. Cornia

I-53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.747178 | Website