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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?

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  1. 2top RE: frankiec 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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      RicRios RE: frankiec Feb 6, 2008 08:03 PM

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


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        2top RE: RicRios 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.

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          RicRios RE: 2top Feb 7, 2008 07:12 AM

          That was discussed in these boards some time ago:


      2. ClassicWinesGuy RE: frankiec Feb 7, 2008 06:40 AM

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

        1. amethiste RE: frankiec Feb 7, 2008 07:56 AM

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

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            figment1 RE: frankiec 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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              greentanner RE: figment1 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/... and

            2. TheUnCorker RE: frankiec 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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