The French island is turning out wine geeks’ favorite new cult bottles. Volcanic soil and old vines help create wines with fresh minerality. Three to try:
2011 Domaine Maestracci E Prove Corse Calvi Blanc ($19) A lightly salty Vermentino.
2009 Clos Alivu Patrimonio Rouge ($23) A dry red made from 50-year-old vines.
2011 Domaine de Gioielli l’Île de Beauté Rouge ($36) A blend of Merlot and two local grapes.