Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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This micro-cuvée comes from 114 year old gamay vines planted at 300 meters elevation in soils rich in granit, quartz and manganese. The yield is a mere 20hl/ha. Whole cluster, semi-carbonic maceration for 20 days. 12 months aging in barrel. The wine is neither fined or filtered.
2018 – 94 pts Wine Enthusiast
2019 – 94 pts Wine Enthusiast – Feb/Mar 2021
2019 – 97 pts James Suckling – April 2021
2020 - 93 pts Wine Enthusiast
A single vineyard planted in 1903 by the grand-father of the former owner. At the time, he selected very qualitative rootstocks “Riparia Gloire” very adapted to the soil. Thanks to a manual work, generations succeed and the old Gamay vines are still here nowadays. I decided to isolate this vineyard in order to conserve it as long as possible and to work in this plot like the older generations with tradition and respect to nature.
From Yohan Lardy:
I started my estate with 2 ha of old vines - planted in 1911 and 1950 - on the heights of the Moulin a Vent appellation in the prestigious plot called "Les Michelons"
The soil is very thin, meagre, with pink granite crumble rich on iron mineral "manganese". I handpicked all my grapes and vinify my wines with only native yeasts without sulfites. I age my wines for at least 10 months in Burgundy barrels in order to get the best balance between fruit and acidity.
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.
316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. - Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm