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.
Bursting from the glass with aromas of pear, peach, fresh bread and orange oil, the wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and satiny, with a more gourmand core of fruit than the corresponding Puligny but similarly lively balancing acids. Low yields make their presence felt as discreet rather than demonstrative concentration.
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET – Paul Jouard is the 7th generation winemaker in this storied family. He has been making the family wines since 1992. He is a throwback to the Burgundy winemakers of old. When we visited him last March, he was late for the rendez-vous because he was trying to maximize his time pruning the vines in the vineyards. Paul enjoys the solitary life in the vineyards. He says it gives him a lot of time to think clearly so he can concentrate on the other aspects of winemaking when he is in his cellars.
Paul has a state-of-the-art cuverie and cellar, but he says technology cannot make good wine. What technology allows him to do is to better organize his work so that he can maximize the flavors that are given by the grapes and the terroir. So, instead of changing the juice and stamping it with his winemaking technique, Paul gives the grapes and the soil every possible opportunity to express themselves to their fullest.
Paul harvests all of his grapes by hand. He uses an innovative conveyer system to fill and empty his tanks of red wines. This eliminates the need to pump the wines so much. That way, the wines retain more fruitiness and liveliness. For his red wines, Paul likes a long maceration and fermentation process in order to get the fullness of flavors out of the Pinot Noir grapes.
Paul and his wife, Delphine, have two young children. When not taking care of the family, they enjoy gourmet food that matches well with their wonderful wines. The universal opinion is that this guy simply makes GREAT wine. Please enjoy Burgundy wines the way they should be made.
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