Domaine William Kelley - Cordero Distribuzione

William Kelley's winery is located in the charming village of Pommard, in Burgundy.

Founded by the renowned thirty-two-year-old wine critic and deputy editor of The Wine Advocate, William Kelley, the winery is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that embody the rich heritage and unparalleled quality of the region.

William Kelley’s passion for wine was ignited during his time as the president of the Oxford University Wine Circle, the world’s oldest student wine-tasting group.

In 2015, William Kelley began contributing his expertise to Decanter Magazine, becoming its North American correspondent. In 2017, he joined The Wine Advocate, bringing a fresh perspective to the coverage of Burgundy and Champagne.

The journey of Domaine William Kelley began in 2018, with the first vintage producing a cuvée of 600 bottles of Chambolle-Musigny Les Fouchères 2018. This extraordinary wine, crafted with meticulous care, reflects the elegance and character that define the winery.

Driven by his passion for innovation and exploration, he expanded his portfolio in 2021, including Gevrey Chambertin Aux Etelois, Bourgogne Aligoté, and an exceptional Moulin à Vent from 110-year-old vines, showcasing the diversity and depth of Burgundy terroir. Building on this success, in 2022, he introduced new designations with Chambolle-Musigny Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes and Meursault Les Narvaux, further enriching his range of exceptional wines.

Located in the heart of Pommard, the winery is housed in a discreet building that was once the cellar of Domaine Mussy, a historic estate that ceased operations in the early 2010s. This hidden gem allows William to focus on the art of winemaking without distractions.

William believes that greatness lies in the details. Every aspect of the winemaking process is meticulously attended to, from the hand-applied labels that embody his craftsmanship dedication to the delicate wax on the bottle necks. Custom-made oak vats provide the perfect environment to nurture our wines with slow, natural fermentation, and without additives.

In the vineyards he tends himself, William uses horses instead of tractors, enabling him to work the land with the utmost care and respect. To ensure the highest quality, the destemming process is approached with reverence, using a vintage 1960s machine known for gently crushing the grapes without compromising their integrity. His commitment to craftsmanship extends to the bottling process, where they use the Chèvre a deux becs, a traditional hand-operated tool, to gravity-fill the wine bottle by bottle.

Wines
Moulin à vent VV
Bourgogne Aligoté VV
Bourgogne Aligoté VV
Bourgogne rouge tête de Cuvée VV
Chambolle Musigny les Foucheres VV
Chambolle Musigny les Foucheres VV
Gevrey Chambertin aux Etolois VV
Gevrey Chambertin aux Etolois VV