Making low-yield artisan wines isn't only Luca's passion. It's his way of life.Read more
Born and raised in the rugged Priorat region of Catalonia, to an English dad and French mum, Luca got a winemaking Master’s degree in Bordeaux, where he lived in the middle of St Emilion. He’s since made wines on 3 continents, and speaks 5 languages fluently.
Over the years, Luca realised he had to unlearn a lot of stuff from wine school. Like using artificial additives, pesticides, man-made irrigation and fertilizers. He believes vineyards are like people. If left to nature, they have personalities that shine through in their wines.
To Luca, wine is the most social product man has ever made, pure emotion in a glass. A mirror of the soils and location it springs from. It brings our senses down to earth. With Naked funding behind him, he’ll be able to focus 100% on what he’s best at, making his old-vine Chilean classics taste as delicious as possible.
Recommended to us by none other than Chilean wine Goddess Constanza Schwaderer, she trusted Felipe to find Angels the best Cabernet in Cauquenes
Felipe believes being a good oenologist is like being a conductor. You can have the best musical instruments and the best score, but it is the winemaker's interpretation that gives the final personality to the wine.
Passionate about Cabernet Sauvignon and with a loathing for mass produced wines, Felipe says – “Each of my wines is the result of the personality of the vineyard and the seal that I print on it as a winemaker.”
Born and trained in Bordeaux, Jean-Pascal now makes wines in Chile, where he’s become a winemaking legend. Every delicious drop he touches ends up dripping medals and critical acclaim.
Back in 2008 when his main client went bust, Angels stepped in to save his bacon, and his vintage. Ever since, he’s been making award-winning wines specially for UK Angels.
How good is his kit? Well, in his spare time he also makes one of Chile’s most famous wines – the iconic Domus Aurea Cabernet Sauvignon. It sells for £40 and scores 90+ Parker Points every vintage. That good.