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Snooth User: Ruelle Albert Castro

Anybody tried La Prevoyante wine?

Posted by Ruelle Albert Castro, Dec 13, 2012.

Hi! I just got hold of this cheap wine names La Prevoyante. I tried searching for it here at Snooth.com but it appears yet to be reviewed. So I would like to ask if you've tried this wine before? 

 

The one I had was produced (I think) 2010. 

 

Has any of you come across this wine? 

 

Thanks!

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Reply by EMark, Dec 13, 2012.

Good luck, Ruelle.  The only on-line reference to La Prevoyante that I could find is a race horse.  Why don't you try it and let us know what you think?

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Reply by Ruelle Albert Castro, Dec 17, 2012.

That was also my concern. It only says about a race horse. 

 

Also, I already drunk it and somehow liked it. However since I'm not that much of an expert on wine, I can't really give a review of the wine. 

 

But I liked it! :)

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Reply by EMark, Dec 17, 2012.

If you liked it, then you need say no more.

Was there anything on the label that indicated where it was from or from what kind of grapes it was made?  If so, you can then look for similar wines to learn more about what you like and why you like it.

Good luck, and please come back here to the Forum and tell us about you explorations.

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Reply by duncan 906, Dec 21, 2012.

Is it a red,white,rose or sparkling? The label will almost certainly give a country of origin if not a particular region within that country

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Reply by Ruelle Albert Castro, Dec 25, 2012.

(Sorry it took so long to come back.)

Good thing I still had the bottle with me. 

 

The wine is red, and on its front label says, "Product of France," and is a "Vin de Pays du Gard" (which wikipedia research said is the next lever after table wine). 

"Mis en Bouteille Dans Nos Chais" (means bottled in our cellar, I've read..)

 

Par LGB (I don't understand)
30740 Le Cailar - France (I don't understand as well --- but probably the place. :D)

At the back label was:

"Cette cuvee 'La Prevoyante', est particulierement fuitee. C'est un assemblage de plusieurs cepages mediterraneens. La cuvee 'La Prevoyante' est vinifiee de facon tres ancestrale dans le but d'obtenir un vin typiquement Francais. Elle reflete ainsi la grande tradition francaise du Vin."

(Now all I get from this is that it was from France, but then I find it odd that there's no literature about this wine on the net.)

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Reply by EMark, Dec 25, 2012.

Well, my knowledge of French pretty much starts and stops with "liberté, égalité, fraternité."  However, I think you hit paydirt when you guessed that Le Cailar is a place.

If you perform an internet search on Le Cailar you find it is a commune in the south of France.  It appears that it is in a wine region called Costières de Nîmes.   According to Wikipedia this used to be a part of the Languedoc region.  The Costières de Nîmes produce mostly red wines, from Syrah and Mourvedre together 20%, Grenache minimum of 25%, Carignan maximum 40%, Cinsault, maximum 40%. They are similar in style to wines from the Rhone region--more so than those from Languedoc.  So, if you go to a local wine store, and cannot find any examples from Costières de Nîmes, then look for Rhones.    

Interestingly enough, I had my first bottle of Costières de Nîmes about two months ago and enjoyed it quite a bit.  A full-bodied wine, but easily drinkable.  I wish you luck, Ruelle, and, again, please come back and tell us what you learn.

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Reply by cagayanwolf, Mar 1, 2013.

Hi There,I just bought this Wine at Robinsons Supermarket in CDO.Its a Red Wine,a Vin Du Pays du Gard,which is from a wine Region in France just outside Nimes in Southern France.Its a good wine & value for money at around 200 peso 3$ ha ha Drink up

 

Anthony

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Reply by Ruelle Albert Castro, Jun 6, 2013.

at 200 pesos, i think that costs as much as $5... :)

 

Found one again in a Robinsons Supermarket as well... This time, I also bought other "Le Cailar" wines of similar price range to compare and see the similarities (and find out if it's the place's blending that made the difference)... 

 

Will update this thread once I've drank all three wines! :)

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Reply by Ruelle Albert Castro, Jun 6, 2013.

By the way, I just got the whole text on the bottle translated, thanks to reverso.net, though there's still some misses....


This vintage " The Far-sighted ", is particularly fruity. It is an assembly of several Mediterranean vines. 

The vintage " The Far-sighted " is vinifée in a very ancestral way in the drunk to obtain a typically French wine. She(it) so reflects the big French tradition of the Wine.

Bottled in our wine storehouses by LGB 30740 Cailar, France

(The problem though is I still can't find who the producer of the wine is... So if you have some hints, please share... Thanks!)

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Reply by Snoother 1310275, Jul 16, 2013.

Yeah, Robinsons downtown in Angeles City, Philippines, is where I bought three different cheap wines from Cote du Gard. All similarly labelled front and back. Surplus French stock being cleverly re-marketed. The Champs du Bleuet is easy fruity drinking and a bargain. Best buy in town easily.

 

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