At Cottier Estate, the magic is made courtesy of their location right beside the Ruamahunga River. This gives them the perfect mix of soil (light alluvial river deposits over a shingly gravel substrate) which provides a free draining environment for the hardest workers at Cottier Estate, their vines.

The vines are also pretty happy about the climate they find themselves in. At latitude 41 south, they've got the ideal microclimate. The hot summer days with cool nights combined with long gentle autumns, ensure the grapes reach perfect ripeness to then be turned into some very special wines for you to enjoy.


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