Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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Aromas of Baked spices, black cherry, kirsch and roses. In the mouth it feels like biting in a grape, the sweetness of the fresh fruit and alcohol are perfectly integrated both complimenting each other. The finish is velvety and display a nice vinous texture with nice backbone of tannins.
This Floc de Gascogne rosé should be serve cool and is delicious on ice as an Apéritif or digestif. It can also be used with specific pairing like Duck fois gras, chocolate fondant or simply with fresh strawberries.Try it also as an ingredient for cocktail recipes, it will surprise you.
Once open it can be store for up to 3 month in the fridge.
Gascony is one of the most picturesque wine regions in France with its medieval villages, temperate climate and distant views of the Pyrenees. The estate is nestled in the highest elevated hillside of the “Ténarèze”, the central district of the Armagnac region where you find the highest concentration of active limestone. Philippe Fezas carries a 150 years old family tradition of producing Armagnac, the oldest brandy in France.
Floc de Gascogne, even though a recent Appellation dating from 1990, comes from an old Gacogne traditional recipe dating from the 16th century. Floc, which mean Bouquet of Flowers in Occitan dialect, fall into the “Mistelle” category, like Pineau des Charentes in the neighbor Cognac, which are fortified sweet wine. The main difference with Port or Vermouth is that the base alcohol is not bought from outside purveyor but come from indigenous grapes distilled at the estate before its become Armagnac after decades of ageing.Like Philippe loves to say, his “Floc” provides a “Summary” of all what the estate produce, the combination of grape growing and distillation.
1/3 of “Blanches d’Armagnac” (Freshly distilled colorless “Eau de vie” or brandy) and 2/3 of fresh grape juice. The brandy still warm from the “Alembic” (Alchemical still) is poured into a tank at the beginning of the harvest and the fresh grape juice is added after each day of harvest according to the maturity of each grape. After the final blending start a 16 months ageing in old French oak tanks with daily racking to allow an optimum marriage of both compenent. This form of “Mutage” stop the fermentation and preserves the taste of the fresh juice as well as the natural flavors and sugar content of each grape. Final content of alcohol is 17% with 180 grams of residual sugar.
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