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Gallo nero

Trademark of the "Consorzio del Marchio Storico Chianti Classico" (Consortium of the Historical Chianti Classico Brand), founded in 1924. At that time there were 33 members, which have grown to over 600 today. They produce around 80% of Chianti Classico. The "Black Rooster" is the historical symbol of the "Lega militare del Chianti", a kind of military alliance of Chianti that ruled this territory from the 14th century (see logo on the right). According to legend, a black cockerel also played an important role in defining the geographical boundaries of the Chianti region (see the story there). The Medici court painter Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) painted the black cockerel on the ceiling of the Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence as an allegory of the Chianti Classico.

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