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Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
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As usual, this represents a very limited selection from among the barrels initially destined for the estate’s “Pinot Noir I” bottling, so given how fine the latter has turned out from 2014, I anticipated great things from this installment of “Violette,” and I was not disappointed: imagine a peaty, smoky note added to the tangy dark berries, savory veal stock, marine minerality and hints of maple syrup delivered by the “I” bottling, then add an enhanced level of glycerol. The long finish combines clarity with caress. As was already evident in his first couple of vintages at Von Winning, Attmann – the Burgundy-besotted dilettante – is quite capable of carrying out his mission to render some of Germany’s finest (in both senses of that word) Pinot Noirs. I may well be underestimating this wine’s aging potential (or indeed, that of its “I” counterpart), but it’s too early to know how one of Attmann’s top Pinots will perform with more than seven or eight years in the bottle.
92 pts Vinous, tasted 2018
Since Von Winning Winery was founded in 1849, unique wines reflecting our vineyards in Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst have been produced in our historic cellar. In 1907, Leopold von Winning, son-in-law of Dr. Andreas Deinhard, dedicated his life to creating top quality wines with respect to the outstanding vineyards in which he was allowed to work. He meticulously raised the quality of the wines to a new level and became founding member of VDP, an association of German premium wineries. His decision to work as gentle and close to nature as possible remains the overarching goal of today’s young and ambitious team led by Stephan Attmann. Thus, the visionary Leopold von Winning’s legacy of great wine lives on!
Intensive and sustainable work in the vineyard enables us to harvest grapes of optimal balance for vinification without interfering with the wines’ inner structure. The vineyard’s layout in our new high density plantings, for example, does not follow the machine’s design or “efficient” cultivation methods. Out of our own demand for quality and tradition, the original viticultural principles reemerged, allowing our vineyards to regain the face of earlier times!
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.