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Uruguay Wine - Prelude or Preludia?

frankiec Feb 4, 2008 03:48 PM

I've had a couple customers mention a wine (I think I white wine) from Uruguay called either Prelude or Preludia. Does this ring any bells with anyone?

  1. TheUnCorker May 6, 2009 09:56 AM

    Juanico only imports about 7000 cases to US and not much of this is the Preludio - whose full name is Establecimiento Juanicó Familia Deicas Preludio. But some is imported out of s-selections in Miami. You can contact them for your local distributor at www.s-selections.com.

    As for the Preludio, we're fans and reviewed the wine in detail here:

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      figment1 Apr 19, 2009 01:57 PM

      The wine is called Preludio. The bottle sys Familia Deicas. It is a wonderful wine and hard to find.
      About the best Uruguay has to offer

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      1. re: figment1
        greentanner Apr 29, 2009 10:00 AM

        I tried some in Feb this year, and it is truly fantastic. It won Vinitaly’sGrand
        GoldMedal in 1996, the first time in the history of Vinitaly that a wine that was
        not Italian or French had won a Grand Gold Medal. You can see more looking at
        http://vintagewinesofuruguay.com/pdf/vwu-2009-brochure.pdf and

      2. amethiste Feb 7, 2008 07:56 AM

        Pisano Family Cisplatino Tannat Merlot is one of my favorite wines.

        1. ClassicWinesGuy Feb 7, 2008 06:40 AM

          I've seen both! I guess it's a matter of translation.

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            RicRios Feb 6, 2008 08:03 PM

            Here is your Preludio, from Bodegas Juanicó, Familia Deicas:


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            1. re: RicRios
              2top Feb 7, 2008 04:57 AM

              Interesting. I read where Bodegas Juanicó got a contract from the French to make and sell brandy as "Cognac" for payment for food supplies during WWII.

              1. re: 2top
                RicRios Feb 7, 2008 07:12 AM

                That was discussed in these boards some time ago:


            2. 2top Feb 5, 2008 08:18 AM

              Here are the wines I know and like from Uruguay:
              Eolo, Tannat/Ruby Cab, Vinedo De los Vientos,
              Tannat, Vinedo De los Vientos
              Gewurztraminer/Chardonnay, Vinedo De los Vientos
              Viognier, Don Pasual Reserva
              Pinot Noir, Don Pascual Reserva

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