Michael Hutton is a ‘Garagiste’ winemaker in the true sense of the name. He actually makes his wine in the garage. However, both his winemaking background and source of grapes are Margaret River royalty. Michael’s parents started Grayln estate, one of the founding estates of the region. He and his brother both grew up among the vines and they both now make some of the best wine in the state.
Fruit for the 2016 Hutton Triptych Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Wildberry Springs vineyard in Wilyabrup. The Houghton clone grapes were hand picked in March, then crushed into an open topped fermenter. The must was fermented using cultured yeasts with regular hand plunging, and on completion remained on skins for 21 days. After pressing and malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured for 18 months in French barriques (38% new). Bottling was in November 2017 and 84 cases were produced.