Everybody has heard the word “Chianti”, but very few people know that the original wine, now called “Chianti Classico” was born on the Chianti hills, where Fattoria della Aiola is situated. The noble Chianti Classico wine has been produced for centuries in the Vagliagli area, and the territory where it is made has become the first officially registered winemaking zone more than 300 years ago, in 1716. The Black Rooster, always present on the Chianti Classico bottles, is the historical symbol of the Chianti Military League. Nowadays, the strict norms of the Chianti Classico production require this wine is made with minimum 80% Sangiovese and up to 20% of autochthonous or international red grape varieties present in Tuscany. Fattoria della Aiola makes its Chianti Classico blending at least 90% of Sangiovese with smallish quantities of Colorino and Merlot.