Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties such as Cabernet, and one of the first red wines in the Chianti Classico region that did not use white grapes. Tignanello is produced using Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The Tenuta Tignanello estate is in the heart of the Chianti region, between Greve and Pesa river valleys. The wines aroma is fresh, with an herbal quality, red fruit, dried flowers and notes of mint, cocoa, vanilla and licorice.