East Vineyard 2007
Three Dog White
Laleure WinesThe wines we make at Laleure all come from grapes grown on the property. Growing our own grapes enables us to control all aspects of quality
from the ground into the bottle. The wines we make are truly representative of the local terroir and of our northeast Ohio location.
In fact, the perhaps surprising success we have had growing even the sensitive Pinot Noir grape is becoming more well known, and is becoming a specialty of
our region. After all, northeast Ohio falls within "The Pinot Belt" which is a latitude band around the globe that also extends to other great pinot regions
including The Burgoyne in France and The Willamette in Oregon
Laleure's Cabernet Franc is the favorite for lovers of big,bold red wines. Aged in American oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years, it is powerful yet smooth with soft tannins
and with plenty of dark berry fruit.
Laleure Pinot is changing as we move towards new winemaking techniques. We continue to strive to maintain a strong presence of fruit, typically bright cherry, currant,
and others depending on the year. It is aged in tight grained French oak barrels using a custom toasting profile optimized for the style wine we love.
Our 2016 vintage is an excellent pinot, perhaps considered closest to an Oregon style.
Chambourcin is a French-American varietal. It is one of the first grapes we planted at Laleure because it is well known for its winter hardiness, and it has
lived up to those expectations. It has a very deep red color and when aged in American oak barrels has a rich berry flavor and is quite easy to drink despite
no residual sugar.
Laleure also makes a Rosé version of our Chambourcin. It is very light, reminiscent of drinking a Rosé in the countryside of Provence.
Three Dog Red
Laleure Three Dog Red is a blend of primarily Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The blend is chosen from aged contents to be softer and easy to drink, yet it maintains
a strong presence of fruit, typically bright cherry from the pinot and dark fruit from the cabernet franc. It is typically aged in oak barrels using a custom
toasting profile optimized for the style wine.
Laleure Paradox is a blend of our best red wines, made to be strong yet smooth. It is aged in both American and French oak barrels
(varietal dependent) to provide soft tannins
sacrificing the boldness of the
primary constituents, Cabernet franc and Pinot noir. This is Laleure's favorite blend for lovers of "big" yet soft reds. The name arises from the
blend of wines originating from both the Burgoyne and Bordeaux regions of France, where the two arch rivals would never concede to blending, hence a "paradox."
Laleure makes a wide variety of chardonnays. They are typically aged in French oak barrels using a custom toast profile.
Some of our chardonnay's are made by the sur lie method, fermented and aged in French oak barrels.
For most vintages we bottle a portion of our chardonnay without aging in oak for our customers who prefer the crisper flavor and mouthfeel of aging in stainless steel.
Fruit tasted in our chardonnay can be green apple, pineapple, honey, and other tropical fruit.
We recommended serving our barrel aged chardonnay's between 55° and 60°.
The 2016 vintage was good to Laleure across the board, with great mouthfeel, smooth, rich in fruit. There was enough juice to produce this Chardonnay made in our usual style, as well as a reserve!
2016 Sur Lie Reserve barrel fermented Chardonnay
The 2016 Reserve was made in the “Sur Lie” style meaning that the juice from the grapes was placed in French oak barrels, rather than in a stainless steel tank. The juice from
the Chardonnay grapes was left to ferment in barrels on its lees for over 6 months. This was a first attempt at a traditional wine making style, and we
are very happy with the results!
2013 French oak (minimally) barrel-aged Chardonnay
The 2013 vintage has the least oak imparted to its flavor profile due to the use of older French barrels for aging. This vintage is closer to the French-style of Chardonnay.
2019 was another great year for chardonnay. The grapes hung on the vine to increase sugar, and allowed the acid to decrease to a great level.
2019 Stainless Steel Chardonnay
2019 Arnie's Way Chardonnay made by the sur lie method, influenced by Arnie. Talk to our staff to learn the story
Riesling at Laleure is a favorite. It generally has a bit over 1% residual sugar, just enough to balance the acid. Lots of fruit, honey, tart apple, and pear
depending on the vintage!
2017 - Classic Riesling, not too sweet but easy on the palate. Fruit is good, notes of honey, pineapple, and peach with a hint of anise and the classic petrol on the nose.
2016 - Sweetest of our semi dry rieslings with notes of green apple, pineapple, pear, and wet granite on the palate and classic petrol on the nose.
2018 - Brand new, just released
2020 - Coming late spring of 2021. Looking forward to this wonderful varietal which we can now say grows well in Parkman!
Our Vignoles is preferred by our customers who like a crisp white wine. It is well balanced, crisp, and with acidity that renders a definite note of grapefruit at the finish.
Vignoles is our most versatile grape, primarily used in our estate white blend – Three Dog White. When we have enough grapes, we make a very special wine, in which we infuse
vignoles with local hops from Rhizing Weed Hop Farm who's hopyard adjoins Laleure Vineyards, to make "Hop'd Up Vignoles.
This satisfies those with both a passion for wine, as well as a great IPA ale
Three Dog White
Laleure Three Dog White is the most popular semi-dry white wine at Laleure. It is crisp with significant fruit overtones of citrus fruit and pineapple.
Laleure Three Dog White is a blend primarily made from
Vignoles and Bianca grapes. It is blended to be a bit softer than the Vignoles by controlling the level of the Bianca grape which imparts softness and reduces
the high acidity of the Vignoles making
for a very approachable,
easy-to-drink white wine blend.The grapefruit tones
from the Vignoles still permeate the taste profile, but with a lighter touch!