316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm
Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with a $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
Bricco Fiasco shows perfectly the radiant personality of Castiglione. Extremely perfumed, floral, with a core of red fruit. Rich, warm, intensely fresh. Ripe tannins.
Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in calcareous, clayey marl with southern exposure, the wine is macerated on the skins for 5-7 days, then matured in medium capacity casks for 24 months. 1040 cases produced annually.
“…wines from [Luigi] Scavino’s estate, Azelia, can hold their own with the very best of the region. The wines combine power and elegance with a level of virtuosity matched by few in the region…” – The Wine Advocate
Established in 1920 by patriarch Lorenzo Scavino, Azelia is located in the commune of Castiglione Falletto. This small town is in a special and unique location, where the two main soils types of Barolo are stratified together, lending both power and elegance to the wines. In 1967, Alfonso Scavino (son of Lorenzo) took the reins of the estate and bottled the first wines under the Azelia name. Today, Alfonso’s grandson, Luigi and great-grandson, Lorenzo are the 4th and 5th generations in charge of this family estate. The father and son team continue to apply what they learned from previous generations, making wines that respect the traditions of their forefathers, while utilizing modern techniques to continually improve their quality year-after-year.
Luigi Scavino is the cousin of Enrico Scavino of Paolo Scavino winery, and the two share ownership of the famed Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto. In addition, Azelia has holdings in the San Rocco, Margheria, Bricco Voghera and Cerretta vineyards located in Serralunga d’Alba, and they produce old vines bottlings of both Barbera and Dolcetto. Total production is around 6,000 cases per year.
Though Azelia remains a Barolo lover’s secret – somehow still under the radar–they they have built their reputation around beautiful wines of uncompromising quality.
Vineyard Management: Azelia’s vineyard management program under Agronomist Nicola Algamante focuses on integrated pest management and integrated disease control in the vineyards. The number of treatments is reduced to a minimum, and copper- and sulfur-based products are mainly utilized. Soil analysis is carried out every two years and organic fertilizers are used when needed. Cover crops are sown between the rows of vines, the grass is mowed and the soil is not tilled. There is very careful use of SO2 in the wines.
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.