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.
As the voice of the new generation at the Chéreau Carré winery in France’s Loire Valley, Louise Chéreau is shaking things up by creating fresh new expressions of traditional grapes and terroirs with her new line called Vices & Vertus. As part of this project, she’s created Katharos, a natural wine with zero added sulfur dioxide. Using carefully selected grapes from their Chasseloir estate (25 to 30-year-old vines on a prime location on the Maine river with schist soils), she crafts this delicate and elegant wine from 100% melon de bourgogne with the goal of creating the most transparent expression of grape and place. Katharos means “purity” in ancient Greek and aims to reveal the authentic aromas of the melon de bourgogne variety without the addition of any sulfur during vinification, allowing the aromatics to shine through.
Vintage Notes – A mild spring led to an early bud break. Early summer rains gave the vines enough hydration to get through a dry July and August. A dry end of the season allowed the luxury of picking at perfect maturity. Harvest occurred on the 9th of September, with healthy, concentrated fruit.
Vinification – The grapes come from a specific parcel at the Château de Chasseloir, carefully selected for its position on a south-facing slope and the schistous soil that imparts a balancing, refreshing character to the wine. The vines are carefully managed to respect the environment; herbicides are not used. The grapes are manually harvested at optimal ripeness. Zero sulfur was added during fermentation and bottling. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation to retain the refreshing acidity, and the must fermented completely dry with no residual sugar. The gravity-fed cellar enables the wine to be gently moved without the use of a pump, and aging took place in concrete tanks. Without the addition of sulfur, the wine is sensitive to oxidation, so bottling took place directly from the lees, using an inert bottling line to prevent oxidation.
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. - Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm