Winery – Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza; Vineyards – Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza

A huge personality with a sensitive winemaking touch… 

Mauricio Lorca did well at school and college and was all set to go to medical school to train to be a doctor until, one day, a group of viticulture students came to give a talk to his year group. Mauricio went home to tell his Mum… I’m going to be a winemaker! What a shock that must have been for proud Mrs Lorca. What a stroke of luck for us.

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This was many years ago when winemaking in Argentina wasn’t such a reputable career as it has become these days. Mauricio got straight down to it and worked his way up the ladder with winemaking roles at Catena, Luigi Bosca and Finca La Celia, sometimes taking risky decisions in the vineyards to prove a point to dissenting voices around him who were less open to change than he, and to fine tune a style that he has pioneered in Mendoza – top class wines without any oak ageing. Mauricio’s high-density, high-altitude vineyards are in his beloved Vista Flores in the Uco Valley; and his apparently ever-

expanding winery is situated in Luján de Cuyo. It’s essentially a no-frills operation with the energy and solid work ethic of every employee channelled into getting the job done with efficiency and aplomb. There’s an honesty about the place that comes across in the wines, which range from the cracking, clean as a whistle Recoleta range of inexpensive single varietals right up to the dizzy heights of the sublime Ancestral range, amongst the best super-premium wines we have ever tasted.

Mauricio Lorca’s talents as a top consultant are very much in demand throughout Argentina, but it’s at home in his own winery in Perdriel, Luján, that his college daydream comes to life with these great wines. 

Recoleta Pedro Blanco (PX)

Mauricio Lorca

Recoleta Criolla Rosado

Mauricio Lorca

Recoleta Criolla Rosado

Mauricio Lorca

Recoleta Bonarda

Mauricio Lorca

Recoleta Malbec

Mauricio Lorca

Lorca Lorca Malbec

Mauricio Lorca

Malbrontes Malbec-Torrontés

Mauricio Lorca

Fantasia Torrontés

Mauricio Lorca

Fantasia Sauvignon Blanc

Mauricio Lorca

Fantasia Cabernet Sauvignon

Mauricio Lorca

Fantasia Cabernet Franc

Mauricio Lorca

Fantasia Malbec

Mauricio Lorca

Lorca Inspirado

Mauricio Lorca