The legend of Gallo Nero
Cantalici winery lies in the area called “chianti Classico”, probably it’s the most famous and known in all over the world for the wine. The symbol of Chianti Classico is the black rooster.
Why just a black rooster? Of course, it is not a very known and present animal here, nowadays and there is not a direct link to the production of the wine.
But the symbol of black rooster is today a synonymous of excellent wine of the best quality and represents a standard of uniqueness.
The origin of this symbol is very ancient, it was used by the Lega del Chianti, which was a political and military institution created by the Republic of Florence to control Chianti area. Behind the choice of this small animal, there is a story which is half a legend and half an historical fact.