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
Franck is one of the most unique winemakers in the Beaujolais. After he began working 4 ha of high elevation gamay vines near Jullié, which he inherited from his father-in -law, he recognized the quality of the terroir despite the fact that it was outside of the Cru designation. Franck’s stroke of brilliance was
the idea of making methode Champenoise from this amazing gamay fruit. All of his vines are farmed organically and the fruit is entirely hand-harvested. In the cellar, the sparkling wines spend anywhere from 6 months to 3 years on lees before disgorgement.
VARIETAL: Gamay Noir
VINEYARD: Located in the town of Jullie (within the appellation of Julienas), the vineyard is 6.25 acres at an elevation of 260m and a southern exposure.
VINE AGE: 45 years
SOIL: Granitic sand
FARMING: Organic. Short pruning of bushes.
VINIFICATION: Pressing takes place after a few hours skin contact to get a light pink color. The first fermentation occurs in stainless steel tank for the “vin de base”. Second fermentation occurs in bottle with the use of “Champenoise” yeasts and respecting the “Méthode Traditionnelle”. Aged for 12 months on wooden “pupitre” (racks) at the estate.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 1000 cases
TASTING NOTES: Fresh and lively, filled with scents of strawberries & raspberries. Round, with sweet red cherry flavors with a touch of minerality and a dry finish. The perfect sparkler for a Sunday brunch!
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.