"My father's mother, Maria Zasa, was an Italian born in Tunisia, a French territory at the time. It was a treat to grow up with a grandmother who spoke English, Italian, Arabic and French. I remember the little French songs she would sing to us about the marionettes, and also her toast when about to sip a glass of wine. She would always say, ‘À votre santé,’ meaning to your health.”– Francis Coppola
A Toast to family traditions
In Maria Zasa's honor, we have created a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir, France's two classic Burgundian varietals, in an elegant and delicate style. Named “Votre Santé” after the traditional toast in French, these wines pay tribute to family traditions.
2013 was another excellent vintage that produced high quality aromatic fruit with good volume and concentration. Light gold in color, this year’s Votre Santé Chardonnay bestows a beautiful fragrance reminiscent of pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine and honey. Juicy on the palate, this flowing wine has just the right amount of crisp natural acidity for a clean finish. Enjoy flavors of apples, peaches, kumquat and pear, notes of allspice and a hint of minerals. With its generous length, the wine finishes with undertones of tropical and toasty oak. Pairs well with sautéed scallops, apricot-glazed chicken or a fruit plate with Gouda.