Hawkes Bay had a dream vintage in 2013 and the fruit that we harvested was in superb condition. This wine is made using Merlot from our Red Metals vineyard. The fruit was machine harvested on the evening of Wednesday 27 March and trucked overnight to Auckland. The wine went to barrel in September 2013 and received two rackings before it came out of barrel in August 2014. It received a light fining and was bottled in March 2015.