Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with an $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
We cannot ship to ND, NH, UT, MS, AL, VT, or KY.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s history dates back to 1232 and has an unparalleled pedigree. This domaine is regarded as the most prestigious of Burgundy – its vineyards are located in prime sections of the Côte de Nuits, and its Montrachet is one of the most celebrated and distinguished White Wines across the globe. Aubert de Villaine, an impressively humble manager for such a sought-after domaine, believes that Burgundy represents the ideal model for viticulture and terroir across the world. His passion for the region encouraged his push for Burgundy’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The flamboyant 2017 Échézeaux Grand Cru is especially good this year, bursting from the glass with an extravagant bouquet of wild berries, rose petals, cinnamon, smoked duck and Asian spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, supple and velvety, with an expansive attack and superb depth and amplitude, its fleshy core of fruit framed by fine, melting tannins. Reminiscent of a modern-day version of the Domaine's 1985 Échézeaux, this is another 2017 that has gained appreciably with its final months of élevage. Picked on the 18th, this was where the estate's harvest concluded.
The 2017 Echézeaux Grand Cru was cropped at 30hl/ha, picked September 13 and 15, and bottled over several days in January and February 2019. It has a pale, clear hue. The expressive bouquet, featuring red cherries, cranberry and a touch of bergamot, is well defined, open and shares the tertiary characteristic of the Corton. The palate is medium-bodied and open-knit, with fine-boned tannins, and underpinned by a fine bead of acidity, although not an intense Grand Cru for sure. Slightly grainy in texture, it shows a fine sense of tension and grip. This is a persistent Echézeaux with darker fruit than the Corton, and very saline toward the finish, with good persistency. You could almost broach it now, but that would be sacrilege - wouldn't it? 1,289 cases produced. Tasted at Corney & Barrow's annual in-bottle tasting in London.
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