Created by Count Loredan as a “Venegazzù Superiore” in the “Riserva della Casa”, this wine was often used for special occasions in the city of Venice. Indeed, during the 1960s, this wine numbered many heads of state among its admirers – a fact which, of course, has led to the name it bears: ‘Head of State’. Our Capo di Stato starts life in a selection of grapes, in parti- cular those from an old vineyard planted in 1946 and known fondly as “the 100 Plants”. This vineyard is located in Venegazzù (40km north of Venice in the province of Treviso), where the Montello terroir confers its truly unique character. The grape varieties are: Cabernet Sauvi- gnon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec from old clones. The wine is always original, pro- found, with a warm colour, intense boquet and rich aromas of soft fruits and spices. Through its body and fabric and its sweet tannins, it persuades the palate of an infinite silkiness. This wine has, then, a strong personality: never flattened, never fitting into the humdrum varia- tions of fruit combed with oak: it will always express itself with aromatic originality, bringing a fighting spirit to its tasting.

La prima annata venne realizzata nel 1964 come frutto della selezione delle migliori uve provenienti dalla vigna più vecchia dell’azienda.

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Riserva “Capo di Stato” year 1964


In the 1960s, when Count Loredan, after years of producing wines of extremely high quality, began to have vines that had achieved a certain maturity, he started to think about creating a special reserve of Rosso di Venegazzù. So the idea came about of an exquisite wine, produced in limited quantities and only in the finest years. This was soon sought after for special occasions, particularly in the city of Venice, and then almost immediately became appreciated all over the world.


In human history, Wine and Art have undoubtedly always enjoyed a sublime connection. In 1967, the famous Italian artist Tono Zancanaro (1906-1985) dedicated to Count Loredan’s elegant “Riserva” two sensual works that express the dual spirit – masculine and feminine – of “uva” (the feminine grape) that becomes “vino” (masculine wine). A “Her” and a “Him” joined together in a single essence. From that moment on, “Des Roses pour Madame” and “…pour Monsieur la Bombe” became the images on the label. Then, over the years, the wine has continued to be produced with just the labelwith “Him”, reserving the one with “Her” for particular occasions.

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“…et pour Monsieur la Bombe”
“Des Roses pour Madame”