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
TASTING NOTES: Deep orange color in the glass with floral and minerality notes on the nose and palate.
IN THE VINEYARD:
VARIETALS: Chardonnay 100%
FARMING: Organic and Biodynamic Certified by Demeter. Dry farmed; rows grassed over. No chemicals used (pesticides, fertilizers, additives, etc).
PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.
SOILS: Limestone, very mineral.
WEATHER: Continental. Long, dry, maturation period with large fluctuations between day and night temperatures; microclimate leads to fresh, elegant and highly aromatic grapes
VINES: 30 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.
HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 2nd half of September and early October. Only golden color fully ripe grapes are harvested.
IN THE CELLAR:
FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in Small concrete tanks in contact with the skins. All winery work done by gravity without any pumps or pipes.
TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.
PRESSING: Traditional. Whole grapes, without destemming.
MALOLACTIC: Spontaneous, if any.
LEES: 12 Months lees contact
OAK BARREL AGING: 12 months in large oak casks, neutral oak.
FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity. No fining. No filtration. Certified Vegan.
DATA: 4.5 GR/L total acidity. 0 gr/L sugar.
SULFITES: Zero sulfites added
WINEMAKER: Andreas Roll.
PHILOSOPHY: 100% Grapes and nothing else!
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.