|A fourth-generation wine-maker, Marcel Joubert boasts a grandfather named Petrus, founder of the appellation Brouilly. The 10 hectare vineyard spreads across AOC Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages, Brouilly, Fleurie, Chiroubles and Morgon. Marcel Joubert took over the exploitation in 1972, with in mind the preservation of vines 30 to 100 year old and the desire to farm in a way close to nature.|
Farming practices: Certified Organic, following biodynamic principles. Therefore, no chemical fertilizers are used, only seaweed. Instead of employing defoliants, short, sturdy grass (pâturin) grows on the poor, sandy soil between vine rows. This method creates competition with the vines, which develop a deeper root system and a natural reduction of their yield. Plowing is also a part of the program. This serves to destroy weeds, aerate the soil and promote microbial biodiversity.
Vinification: Only ripe, healthy fruit is used. The grapes undergo carbonic maceration at 10°- 12° Celsius. Maceration, alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation are accomplished through the action of indigenous yeasts and bacteria present on the grape. After the wine is pressed, it is kept in “foudres“, enormous barrels of 20, 40 and 60 hectoliters, and raised through the winter in smaller 230 liter barrels. The wines do not have added sulfites. They are unfined and unfiltered. The wines are vegan.
|Beaujolais - "Cuvée à l'Ancienne"|
|100% Gamay. The vines are planted on hillsides with a western exposure, with volcanic, sandy and stony sub-soil. The grapes undergo a rapid 8 day vinification, producing a fruity, low-tannin wine, which is fresh and supple. 12% Alcohol. |
|Brouilly Vieilles Vignes|
|100% Gamay. This cuvée is produced from old vines (70 to 100 year old), planted on hillsides on volcanic granite sub-soil. Pigeage (punching down the cap) is performed to get better extraction. This dark ruby wine offers a mouthful of rich, fruity matter with soft tannins. 12% Alcohol. |
|100% Gamay. This is the highest elevation AOC in Beaujolais and the vines of Marcel Joubert are planted on a steep hillside with full southern exposure, on silty terrain with stones and gravel. Joubert favors short vinifications in order to showcase the elegance of the fruit. Delectable red and black fruit on the palate, mineral, with a floral touch (peony). |
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