Intense sunlight, cool temperatures and dry conditions high in the Andes foothills combine perfectly to create the brilliant violet color, rich blackberry and black cherry aromas, and velvety texture of our Uco Valley Malbec.
LOCATION OF VINEYARD
The overall cooler climate in higher elevations of the Uco Valley produce wines with bright acidity and fresh aromatics. Velvety tannins develop with extended hang-time. The grapes for High Note wines are sourced from five vineyards with sandy loam soils, ranging in elevation 3,300 – 5,000 feet above sea level:
- Vista Flores: contributes flavors of spice, red fruits and minerality
- La Consulta: adds black fruit and mid-palate weight
- Altamira: brings notes of violets to the aroma
- Eugenio Bustos: offers racy acidity and floral notes
- Gualtallary: the highest altitude, brings deep purple color with floral and fruit notes
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.