Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
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Tentations offers an accessible entry-point into Provence wine. Tentations is made with exceptional ingredients, including fruit from young tibouren vines and some purchased fruit from farmers they have long-standing relationships with, in prime spots in La Londe. The Tentations wines do not undergo the extensive aging process of the Clos Cibonne line. Offering immediate and unpretentious enjoyment, they are incredible food wines and represent one of the best wine values in the Côtes de Provence region.
Vintage – The 2020 harvest in Provence is a top vintage with very high quality.
The winter was unusually warm, the warmest in 62 years, so frost-sensitive buds appeared on vines in the Var department already in January. Unluckily, the frost came the last week of March, with temperatures down to -7°C. The frost affected all of Provence, where only colder areas survived because the budding had not come as far.
The summer was exceptionally pleasant and mild, without the intense heat waves which hit Provence in 2017 and 2019. The nights were cold this year, which preserved acidity in the grapes, yielding fresh wines. Grapes in 2020 had a good balance between the phenolic ripening and the sugar content, with high levels of natural acidity. Quality is excellent; however, the grapes lost to the frost means that the volume is down.
Vinification – The fruit for this cuvée is grown by vignerons in neighboring villages with whom Clos Cibonne has long-standing relationships, but vinification is done entirely in-house. The must is fermented at low temperature in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and aged on the lees for two months.
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. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm