Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
Legend has it that in 13th century Florence and Siena, it was decided to use a horse race to end their land dispute over Chianti. The meeting point of two knights, who would leave respectively from Florence and Siena when the rooster sang at dawn, would mark the new borders of their territories. The Florentines selected a handsome black rooster and kept it for a few days in a box with no food. On the day of the race, when they took the rooster out of the box, he sang much earlier than dawn. Thus, the Florentine knight left before the Sienese rider, meeting him only 20 km from the walls of Siena. Since then, the black rooster has been the official symbol of Chianti Classico Consortium.