Capo di Stato, DOC Montello Venegazzù Superiore
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Special reserve Bordeaux blend, produced in limited quantities and vintages. Charles du Gaulle was a great fan. The name 'head of state' is in his honour.
The distinctive label is one of two works created by Tono Zancanaro for Count Loredan's elegant 'Reserve'. The works express the male and female duality of grapes becoming wine. Over the years the wine has continued to be produced using the 'male' label, with the 'female' label reserved for very special occasions.
Deep ruby colour with garnet hues. Shows its class with intense aromas of forest fruit and graphite. Cedarwood and tobacco box introduce the cherry flavour in this expressive, focused red. Silky tannins and lively acidity balance the fruit and purity, while herbal, spices, and mineral elements all gather steam as this plays out on the very long finish.
Food pairing: juicy steaks, roasts, grilled meats (lamb), pigeons and game, hard cheese.
Vegetarian: heavy vegetarian courses e.g. with bases made from legumes, grains, or tasty mushrooms, well-matured cheeses.
A little trick for the preparations of stews, casseroles, or risottos, is the use of Capo di Stato in the cooking method, or accompanying the course with gravy/sauce made with Capo di Stato.