Bodegas Juan Gil is established in 1916 with its first winery built in the heart of Jumilla, Murcia, Spain.
The vision of the winery is very clear: Doing a good job and being prideful of the Juan Gil name and commercial trademark.
Juan Gil’s vineyards are located between 700 and 850 meters of altitude, on a sandy and limestone soil, stony on the surface and very poor in nutrients, with a great holding capacity of the little water it receives.
In this place, with extreme climate and strong contrast, is where the winery is located.
With hot summers of intense sun, long and cold winters, a difference of 25ºC between day and night, almost total absence of rainfall, and with a dry and stony ground.
These land particularities are the characteristics that make Juan Gil’s wines intersting and unique.
It’s the kingdom of Monastrell, a grape variety owned by this region that is present in the vast majority, and exclusively, in all Juan Gil’s wines.
Next to the old vines, aged more than forty years, and other younger Monastrell ones, Juan Gil also grows Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes, which are well suited to the terrain and provide intense shades of spices and fruit.
Juan Gil Blanco: Young and dry white wine made from the Moscatel grape variety. This white wine has bright, golden and lime fruit hues, with a nose of fresh peach, melon, and kiwi aromas, which are complemented by jasmine and white pepper.
Juicy, tightly wound pit fruit, honeydew, and essence of tropical fruit flavours, it delivers a lot of juicy, refreshing fruit and comes off almost weightless on the long, intensely spicy finish. Bright, yet well rounded, with a harmonious and long finish.
Juan Gil Yellow Label: Aged in French and American oak barrels for 4 months, this red wine has an intense deep red cherry colour. Powerful in nose, clean and complex. Very attractive fruity aromas, touches of ripe fruit and reminds of new wood. Well-balanced, soft tannins and very long finish.
Produced from 100% Monastrell grapes, it is an excellent choice for party wine. It is a red wine that vintage after vintage throws hundreds of wine enthusiasts off course.
Juan Gil Silver Label: This red wine has a very dark cherry colour with purple tones. In the nose it has a rich, powerful and explosive aroma of red berries, toasted and smoked notes from its ageing in oak barriques. It has good structure with ripe and sweet tannins. In the mouth it is very long with a perfect balance between fruit, alcohol and the oak tones which make it very pleasant and easy to drink.
Juan Gil Silver label is a highly acclaimed wine from various critics. This wine is among the top 10 most highly rated Jumilla wines. It is also ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won among wines from this region. It is worth every penny, no matter the vintage.
Juan Gil Blue Label: A limited production red wine, it has an intense black cherry in colour. It offers a nose of toasty and spicy notes and jammy black fruits. It opens in the glass to reveal a complex blend of wild berries, spice box and hints of liquorice, coffee and cocoa. Texture is smooth and dense, tannins are ripe and acidity is crisp and mouth watering. Long, persistent finish.
Juan Gil Blue Label is a highly acclaimed wine from various critics. Critics have scored this wine as one of the top 5 Jumilla wines. It is great value for money.