Human Stories 52'


Over the course of his life, 82-year-old Frenchman Michel Chasseuil has collected no fewer than 50,000 bottles of wine: a spectacular and unusual treasure now worth… 50 million euros!


This wine lover invites us into his prestigious cellar, in central-west France, to share his knowledge and tell us about his improbable destiny. Michel Chasseuil began building up his personal cellar in the early 1970s. Scouring the auction houses, he acquired through the years some exceptional vintages, which he sees both as art objects and jewels of history. Recognized as one of the world’s leading collectors of rare wines and spirits, Michel is now driven by a new ambition: to open up a “Wine Louvre”!


This exhilarating documentary combines personal archives and testimonials from relatives, experts and personalities Michel Chasseuil has rubbed shoulders with, to retrace the extraordinary story of this great wine enthusiast.

Direction: Romain Dybiec

Production: Les Films en Vrac for France Télévisions

Languages: French, English

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