We discovered unexpected treasure in Michel Angeli's cellars on the rugged Cap Corse a few years ago: old, salt-crusted barrels in a root cellar under his home that housed a trove of ancient red wine vinegar that tastes like no other—as if it were lost at sea for a century, forgotten in time. –Dixon Brooke
Little has changed at Domaine de Gioielli since it began. It is still Michel Angeli who works the vines and makes the wines on his own as he has done for nearly six decades. The tourist buses do not stop at Domaine Gioielli—in fact, it is very hard to find. Angeli never intended to make his wines known beyond his neck of the woods and never exported anywhere, not even to mainland France (!) before meeting Kermit. Since the beginning he has paid little attention to the outside world, uninterested in the new technologies and fads that have afflicted so many other domaines. His wines have a timeless sense of place, much as the one who makes them, a wise, gentle, true artisan who lives for his métier.
You don’t have to be rich to cellar a great wine.