- 14 wines
- 7 styles
Argentina's winemaking superstar!
- After earning international acclaim making 90+ Parker Point wines for Argentina’s world-famous wineries, Mauricio’s talent is now in such demand that he consults across the country - to show Mendoza winemakers how it's done.
- His favorite gig? Making spectacular Argentine Malbecs and reds exclusively for Angels - they're the world-class wines that carry his name.
- ...and he controls every step, from pruning to pressing, fermenting, bottling and storage from estate vineyards he loves. You can taste the pride and passion in every sip.
Mauricio Lorca's Story
Mauricio was ready to start medical school when recruiters from the school of enology gave a talk on his campus — he fell in love with winemaking right there. At first, his family disapproved, his mother more than anyone else, because at that time the profession was not as important as it is today. But now, after seeing all he has built, they are grateful he made the choice!
"Why did I embark on my personal project and create my own vineyard? When I was at Finca La Celia, I suggested we try our hands at a Cabernet Franc but the managers said no. Nevertheless, I managed to make it on my own — even buying the bottles, corks, etc. — and we bottled 12,000 bottles. Later, when we were tasting wines with our Swiss importer, I offered them a bottle of the Cab Franc and they loved it and decided to buy all the bottles on the spot. Even the managers, who found out about the wine at that moment, had to admit that it was an excellent wine."
This first Cabernet Franc garnered many awards for Mauricio, and helped to steer his career towards independance. Following the Cab Franc, he devoted much more time to personal projects and knew their value.
"If I wasn't working in the wine Industry, I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else! For me, the most rewarding moment in winemaking is defining the final blend — when I actually make the wine. I really don't care about awards or reviews from critics. I prefer to receive good reviews or appreciation from the people who'll actually be enjoying the wines. I love the Angels for that reason. That, and the fact that their funding allows me to focus on the wines and not the paperwork."
Since my better half and I have found Naked Wines it has taken us to a different level! A different level in food preparation a different level in social interaction and a different level in just plain old enjoyment of life! Our journey has just begun and we have learned to slow down, breathe and go to places we never thought we would! Thank you Naked Wines for enlightening us and giving us the chance to be part of a wonderful creation of superb wines! Cheers!