Vintage 2018 was very challenging in Hawkes Bay. This wine is testament to the extraordinary skills of our vineyard staff. Faced with very challenging conditions, they worked tirelessly to ensure that, in 2018, we harvested some of the best fruit we have ever seen off our Limeworks Block. This wine is mainly machine harvested fruit, supplemented by a small hand-picked parcel. Post pressing and settling the juice was run off to barrel (20% new American) for fermentation and MLF. The MLFs moved very quickly in 2018 and post that, the wine stayed in barrel until February 2019. The wine was bottled in May 2019.