Vista del Sur is a winery in the Uco Valley, high in the Andes foothills of Argentina’s famed Mendoza wine-making region.
Ranging in altitude from 3,300 to 5,000 feet, Vista del Sur’s vineyards are among the highest in the world and enjoy the perfect combination of elements for growing the finest Malbec.
Intense desert sunlight, very cool nightly temperatures, and dry sandy soil provide the fruit with long hang times and concentrated flavors without excessive sugar.
The result is High Note’s brilliant violet color and with intense, sweet spice on the palate balanced by notes of plums, cassis, blackberries, and black cherries. It is creamy, smooth, and ripe in the mouth with soft, round tannins and a long silky finish.
Leopoldo Kuschnaroff hails from a family of farmers. A true son of the Mendoza wine region, he graduated trade school with a degree in winemaking in 1999, followed by a master’s degree in viticulture from the prestigious Cuyo University. His prime philosophy and goal as a winemaker is to make wines reflective of the terroir, a challenge which enables him to experiment with the different microclimates of the Uco Valley, perfecting wine that is truly representative of this region. Leopoldo has been working with the Catena family since 2007, joining the prestigious High Note brand in 2013.