Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with an $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
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$50 on a case of 12 bottles to a limited selection of states in the continental United States.
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Grower Champagne Two-Pack
Two excellent winemakers committed to ecological winemaking. Two unique examples of the complex terroir of Champagne. Two distinct styles. Both complex and delicious.
Vincent Couche crafts biodynamic wines using only native yeasts and does not add sulfur. The elegance cuvée is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with a low dosage. Compelling, elegant, bright, and fresh.
José Michel is a fifth-generation winemaker, and he has been at it for more than fifty years. José is a founding member of the "Special Club" Tresors de Champagne group. Certified organic, his Brut Tradition is 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay. The base vintage is typically two years old and is blended with older reserve wines for complexity, refinement, and to create the house style. Classic Champagne refinement from a small estate. It doesn't get better than this!
NV Vincent Couche Elegance Brut Champagne
Vincent Couche may be one of the star grower-producers in Champagne, but he doesn't see himself as a winemaker. He says wine comes from the stars, the sun, the soil, the sky, and he's just a caretaker, a guide. For the last 20 years, he's been tending his 13 ha in the Côte des Bar with incredible care. He farms biodynamically, uses native yeasts, and doesn't add sulfur. The results are nothing less than stellar. The Elegance cuvée is 80% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay, with a mere 2 g/L dosage (he lets the wine tell him how much to add). The pinot brings bright raspberry aromas and a hint of red apple on the palate while the extended lees aging gives it a dense toasty richness. Yet it remains bright, fresh, and delicate. elegant. In a word: elegant. It's one of the most compelling and refined Champagnes I've had at this price.
NV José Michel Brut Tradition
The non-vintage Brut is a blend in which the 70% Pinot Meunier forms the base and 30% Chardonnay adds complexity and finesse. In addition to the base vintage (typically 2 years old), the NV Brut benefits from being blended with reserve wines that are often 4 or 5 years old. The champagne is typically 2+ years “sur lattes” and carries a dosage of 9 grams.
On the nose: An aromatic, seductive bouquet with hints of citrus fruits, lemon, mandarin.
Taste: Bears intensity and good length on the palate. A full and structured palate, with hints of citrus and red fruit.
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