One of the more popular practices in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle is the moderate consumption of red wine. So while indulging in chocolates and roses this month, sip on Votre Santé Chateau Red (SRP $14) wine from Francis Coppola Winery. A blend of traditional Rhône grapes like Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre aged in older oak barrels, this wine has a medium-body and soft, supple palate with fragrant dark fruit aromatics and smoky notes. It’s the perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb chops, ratatouille, aged cheeses and a healthy lifestyle.
As Francis Ford Coppola’s grandmother, would say: “A votre santé! To your health!”
A TOAST TO FAMILY TRADITIONS
Votre Santé wines pay tribute to Francis’s paternal grandmother, Maria Zasa, who began a family tradition of toasting “A votre santé,” meaning, “to your health,” each time she raised a glass. Created in her honor, Votre Santé wines are delicately designed as the perfect accompaniment to toast any family tradition, whether preserving centuries-old traditions, or creating new and lasting memories.
Our Chateau Red is a blend of traditional Rhône varietals, primarily Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre as well as a handful of other red varieties. We source our fruit from both warm and cool climate appellations, including Monterey, North Coast, and Lodi. This gives us fruit with different textural dimensions and a broaderflavor palate for a more complex wine. Grenache prefers the warmer climate to help develop its strong, bold structure. Mourvèdre also thrives in the warm weather as it has a tendency to bud and ripen very late. This varietal requires clay soils that retain moisture to keep the foot of the vines wet. Finally, we grow our Syrah in a cool climate and try to pick at a lower brix so that the wine presents a lower alcohol level and pairs more readily with food. Our wine is then aged in older oak barrels, which helps tame the tannins and create a supple mouthfeel.
Our debut release of Chateau Red offers a medium-body and soft, supple palate with fragrant aromatics and smokey notes. Nuances of leather and minerals mingle with sweet juicy flavors of black cherries, currants, and plums. It’s the perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb chops, ratatouille, and aged cheeses.
About Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Francis puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. “A place to celebrate the love of life.” Francis Ford Coppola Winery is located at 300 Via Archimedes in Geyserville, California, accessed from US HWY 101 and the INDEPENDENCE LANE exit. Among the many unique attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features wine tasting, two restaurants, a swimming pool, a movie gallery, a performing arts Pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts. Francis Ford Coppola Winery opens at 11 a.m. daily. For more information, call (707) 857-1400, toll free (877) 590-3329 or visit www.FrancisFordCoppolaWinery.com.