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Fermentation on skins for 5-6 weeks, then pressed and matured in used barrels for about 10 months. Lightly filtered, and almost no sulfur added. 233 cases produced.
country: Germany appellation: Baden (Ortenau) village: Münchweier
main vineyards: Kirchhalden
summary: This estate is really just two guys, a tiny cellar, a few hectares of old vines and a hell of a lot of buzz – even Jancis Robinson has called them “cult.” Farming some of the oldest vines in Baden, Sven Enderle and Florian Moll craft complex, earthy and superbly detailed Pinot Noirs that will completely redefine how you view German reds, to say nothing of their stunningly textural yet buoyant and defined skin-contact white wines. They are one of the first German red wine producers to emphasize lightness, transparency, finesse. They are the benchmark producer for natural, Burgundy-esque German Pinot Noir, period, end. The white wines, though a small part of their production, are revelations in skin-contact whites; transparent and energetic. Farming is organic/biodynamic, no additives, no filters, minimal sulfur. Sven Enderle also sports the greatest facial hair since Jo Landron.
size: Around 5.5 hectares with a small amount of purchased fruit. All fruit, both estate and purchased, is farmed organically. key grape varieties: Pinot Noir is the main focus at Enderle & Moll, yet the two have shown a great touch with
Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau and more.soil: limestone (Muschelkalk), sandstone (Buntsandstein) and loessvine age: 30 to 60+ years, depending on cuvee (see below, “red wines”)
vineyard work: Absolutely no use of insecticides/pesticides; demeter-approved spraying for fungus with minimal copper use (1/3 amount as allowed by organic certifications), minimal plowing, excess vegetation is trimmed, otherwise the soil is left alone. All vineyard work and harvesting is done by hand.
vinification: All wines are pressed in a small basket press. Maceration lasts 4-6 weeks for red wines and up to 2 weeks for white wines. For vintage 2017 there was 90-100% whole cluster fermentations for the reds. The white wines are destemmed and normally see some skin contact, 2-3 days for the basic ‘Müller’ and up to 2 weeks for the Grauburgunder and Weisßburgunder. All fermentations are with natural yeasts – no yeasts, yeast nutrients or enzymes are added, ever. Most wines are fermented in 300 to 1,500 liter tanks/barrels. The reds are fermented in one-year-old barrels from Burgundy. Enderle & Moll uses them for 2-5 years before retiring them. Minimal use of sulfur (25-40mg/l) at bottling only; all wines are bottled without fining or filtering.
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