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
Sourced from the 3.7 hectare Sori Paitin parcel on the Serraboella cru, which is south-southwest at 280 to 320 meters in elevation with Calcareous clay with Sandstone soil. Hand-harvested. Practicing organic. Practicing biodynamic. Fermented in stainless steel using the submerged cap (cappello sommerso) method. 40-45 day maceration. Aged for thirty-six months in Slavonian oak.
Hay, freshly cut grass and loam aromas segue to a core of cherry that pulls this together. The sweet fruit handles the burly tannins well, ending in a cascade of eucalyptus and tobacco notes. Best from 2023 through 2043. 920 cases made.
Mahogany, sandalwood, wet earth, dried hibiscus, fruit tea and cedar. Medium body, tight tannins and a fine finish. Drink in 2020.
Serraboella is a fine site located in Neive towards the top of a slope with excellent exposure. The nose is discreet but elegant, with strawberry and redcurrant aromas. The attack is fresh and nimble, leading to a palate that's quite concentrated with well-judged tannins and acidity, showing grip without too much extraction. Stylish and understated, it's nonetheless balanced and persistent and should age well. Drinking Window 2019 - 2032
AT A GLANCE
Paitin has a long running history stretching back to 1796 –a time in Italy when Napoleon Bonaparte is marching on Milan while here at home George Washington is passing the reins to John Adams, Jane Austen writes her first draft of Pride and Prejudice and Robert Burns composes Auld Lange Syne. Meanwhile these boys in Piedmont are busy focusing on wine growing.
In 1796 Benedetto Elia purchases the farmstead with its outlying wine cellar and vineyards from Luigi Pellissero and their story begins. Farther along Benedetto’s son Giuseppe extends the vineyards and acquires the underground cellar, dating back to XV century. As early as 1898 Paitin wines are exported and their Barbaresco del Sori Paitin, a wine we marvel to this day, was first produced in 1893.
Hundreds of years and many generations have unearthed a deep understanding and fine-tuned the family methods both in the vineyard and the winery –ultimately inspiring Secondo Pasquero-Elia to build a new cellar in 1965 and to gradually replant his vineyards to the best clonal selections particular to each and every parcel among their 42 acres under vine.
Today we still find Secondo Pasquero working in this cellar together with his sons Giovanni and Silvano. Since we first imported these directly to Minnesota eight years ago, Paitin has gone from strength to strength and for notable value.
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.