Marcel Joubert has been toiling in the Beaujolais for around 45 years, on about 8 of his 12 hectares. While he’s been making the kind of wines we love to drink, few have ever heard of him.
He’s remained a Beaujolais secret because of mostly selling his wines to Japan or out of his cellar door. The other major factor was his avoidance of the big tastings, so, no Dive Bouteille, no Vins des Amis, no RAW.
Pascaline and I stopped in to see him in Quincié last February. Ironically, this meeting took place in the cold of winter just as he threatened to give the 2016 vintage over to his daughter Corine, making her the fifth generation to work in the vines.