"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.
Striking a lovely balance between sweet fruit, zesty citrus notes and a spiced vanilla finish, our 2010 Votre Santé Chardonnay delivers a delicate perfume of peaches, lemons, and spiced pears along with luscious flavors of apples, pineapple, and toasted vanilla.