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.
Toscana Bianco IGT, Masso Bianco: 2018 50% Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano.
Toscana Bianco IGT, Sassobianco: Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Malvasia. Dry. Steel.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Monticello: 2017 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
I-53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.747178 | Website www.ilcolombaiodicencio.com