Juan Gil Bodegas Estates launches its II Soundtrack Composition Contest with a prize of €50,000

The “Academia del Cine de Madrid” was the place chosen by Juan Gil Bodegas Estates to present its II International Contest of Soundtrack Composition.  As in the previous edition, this prize has the largest financial award in the world for a competition of this nature: €50,000 to a single winner who must be between 18 and 35 years old. Competition rulescan be consulted at www.juangilsoundtrack.com, as well as the visualization of the short film of 2018 to which music entitled “Esencia” must be composed. “Esencia”is directed by José Mellado, its screenplay is the work of TessyDíez and is starred by Jon Arias, who has Rafael Sandoval and MarielaGarriga as co-partners.  We can also find Armando del Río and Imanol Arias, among other actors. Works of musical composition in competition must be original and unpublished. The admission period runs from 20thFebruary to 9th June 2018. As in the first edition, the jury will be presided by RoqueBaños and will also include Lucio Godoy, ConstantinoMartínez-Orts and Juan Gil Vera, in addition to another composer of international prestige – in the first edition was BroceBrouhgton. The managers of Bodegas Juan Gil (the brothers Juan, Ángel and Miguel Gil), Constantino Martinez-Orts (member of the jury, director of the Film Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and in charge of directing the winning band) and José Mellado were in the presentation at the Academy. In their speeches, it was highlighted that “the objective that Juan Gil pursues with this initiative is to give back to society the much that it has given us.Our wines and brands are what they are thanks to the support we have had from society around the world. We believe that encouraging young talents to get an award that helps them in their beginnings is a good way to achieve it. Wine and art are strongly united, as can be seen in this initiative that has the support of great Spanish actors to whom I thanks for their commitment to this project” stated Miguel Gil. For their part, Constantino Martinez-Orts and José Mellado commented on the artistic quality of the short film and, furthermore, they stressed how important it is the fact that “it is a Spanish company the one that launches the greatest prize in the world for young composers. It is an unprecedented fact the Gil Family’s strong commitment to young talents”. “Esencia” is a story that reflects effort, pride in your land, spirit of sacrifice, love, courage and reward. The main actor is Jon Arias; he embodies the figure of Pablo, a young stonemason (winkling at the founder of Juan Gil, who left his profession as stonemason to start up Bodegas Juan Gil and launch his first wine in 1916) who is recruited by a wealthy person of the time (played by Rafael Sandoval) to look for the treasure that his father left in inheritance. A treasure that only the nobles of heart will find and which will have the power to melt diamonds into white gold and maroon gold. Years of searching through all the lands on the map come to an end when the wealthy son does not believe in his father’s words and, on the contrary, Paul discovers what the treasure really is. A path that goes along with a muse, MarielaGarriga, who shows us the different faces of what is truly “Esencia”. The places where it has been filmed show the strength and beauty of Jumilla, the place where Bodegas Juan Gil was born and where today is also located the headquarters of the Juan Gil Family Wineries group and that already expands with 12 own wineries […]

Wine Spectator gives 92 points to Alaya and defines it like highly recommendable wine

Alaya, the red wine 100% Garnacha Tintorera that Gil Family Estates makes in Bodegas Atalaya, has achieved 92 points in the American magazine Wine Spectator and besides, has been selected as one of the six wines highly recommendable which will appear in the December edition heading the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2014 that this prestigious magazine publishes at the end of the year. Alaya is the only Spanish Wine presents between the best wines of the Wine Spectator ranking. Alaya is a powerful, thickness wine with muscular tannins and tasty fruits, which offers blackberry, redcurrant, liquorice and vanilla flavours. A powerful wine which can be a little exaggerated for ones, but which shows an amazing concentration. It can be already tasted and until 2020” is a part of the tasting note that Alaya 2012 received in Wine Spectator.

Laya, selected among the 100 best wines on the market in Australia

 Laya, red wine of Garnacha tintorera and Monastrell which Bodegas Atalaya-GFE elaborates, has been selected as one of the 100 best wines on the market in Australia by the jury that gives the awards in the Sydney International Wine Competition. In this contest, 2000 wines from all over the world participate every year and their judges select 15% of them like the best ones of the vintage. Laya has achieved to be present for the third consecutive year in this Top Ten consolidating itself as one of the European wines with more presence in the Australian market. For more information: http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=es&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.top100wines.com%2Fwines%2Fshowoneitem-new.asp%3Fsection%3Dtop100%26winesearch%3D1%26cnt%3D14%26ItemID%3D6300%26CategoryID%3D8%26Year%3D2014

GFE stands out in the Spanish wine tasting that International Wine Cellar publishes, a renowned wine magazine of the USA

Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares has achieved stand out in the annual wine tasting that the American publication “International Wine Cellar” writes about the Spanish wines commercialised in the USA. This magazine is directed by Stephen Tanzer, helped by Josh Reynolds, a famous viniculture critic who is in charge of tasting the Spanish wines. His opinion is highly considered by costumers and represents the benchmark to know which is the evolution of cellars and their wines. Well then, in this edition, Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares has collected 16 wines over 90 points, highlighting El Nido 2011 with 94 points, which is considered once again one of the best wines commercialised in this country. After it, two others wines of Bodegas El Nido: Corteo 2011 with 93 points and Clio 2011 with 92, this last one shares its punctuation with Alaya of Bodegas Alaya and Mas de Can Blau of Cellers Can Blau. With 91 points we find Juan Gil 18 months, Atteca Armas, Tridente Prieto Picudo and Can Blau. Juan Gil 12 months, La Atalaya, Atteca, Tridente Tempranillo, Shaya, Blau and Lagar da Condesa appear with 90 in this prestigious magazine. For more information about the critique of one of these wines and the rest which make up this sales portfolio of Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares in the USA, read the attached document. Puntuaciones Juan GIl-GFE International Wine Cellar 2014