Simply Pink – the newest wine from St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw – may perhaps be the most personal wine that David Braganini has ever released. Through a sponsorship with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Simply Pink is dedicated to the memory of Julia Meconi Braganini (1926-1971)
“It is with a glass in my hand and a tear in my eye that I dedicate our new Simply Pink table wine to the memory of my mother, Julia,” says St. Julian President, David Braganini. “Mom fought the good fight for a number of years before finally succumbing to breast cancer at the much too young age of 45.”
Julia was the daughter of Mariano Meconi, the founding father of what is now St. Julian Winery. Shortly after WWII, she met Apollo Braganini, a veteran of the Army Air Force. They married in 1947 and eventually had five children, including David – who has been running the day-to-day operations at St. Julian since 1978.
“The entire St. Julian family is committed to helping women and their families in the fight to cure breast cancer,” says Angela Braganini, St. Julian Director of Public Relations. “St. Julian will make a donation from every bottle of Simply Pink sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation so that someday soon we may rid the earth of this dreaded disease which took my grandmother’s life.”
The National Breast Cancer Foundation mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.
Simply Pink, a delicious, semi-dry blush wine is the perfect wine for sipping on the patio on a warm summer evening or next to the fire on a cold winter night. Serve slightly chilled to experience an explosion of summer fruit and berry aromas like strawberries and apple blossoms, with tropical fruit and Red Haven peach flavors. The bursting acidity is complimented by a touch of honeyed sweetness. St. Julian will produce 1200 cases of Simply Pink, which is made with a blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This refreshing wine will pair well with grilled foods and lighter fares.
The family-owned St. Julian winery, Michigan’s oldest and longest-operating winery, was founded in 1921. It is one of 12 wineries to make up the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation – a designated American Viticultural Area (AVA) and is part of the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail.
Simply Pink (12% alcohol | pH: 3.54 | acid: 8.0 g/L | residual sugar: 2.2%)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
St. Julian Wine Company: www.stjulian.com
National Breast Cancer Foundation: www.nbcf.org