The legend of Gallo Nero
The origin of symbol of Gallo Nero: the legend
During Middle Ages, the Republic of Florence and the Republic of Siena, fought to have the control over the Chianti Area. After many year of bloody wars, they decided to settle the borders between the two republics by an unusual agreement: a sort of competition.
A day was specified and awaked by the crow of a roosted, a knight would ride from Siena and another knight from Florence, the point where they met would be become the border.
How to set the hours to stat riding? They decided the first crow of the rooster gave starting of race.
The Sienese people chose a white rooster, Florentines instead chose a black rooster.
The Florentines put in an cage and starved for many days their rooster so that on fixed day, the black roster was very hungry and started crowing before so that the Florentine knight got a head start in comparison with knight of Siena.
Sienese rooster woke up crowing at dawn and the two knights met just a few kilometers outside Siena and the border between the two Republics was set there.
In all over the world, today, the black rooster is the symbol of an unique and inimitable: Chianti Classico.
The symbol of Gallo Nero on our wine bottles
To have some information in more about the wine at the first glance, it’s sufficient to see on the neck of each bottle: if you see the label with symbol of Gallo Nero, that’s Chianti Classico wine.