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Noisy Water Winery

Hannah Perry
 
September 1, 2021 | Hannah Perry

September Newsletter

 
 
 

This month's newsletter gives you a sneak peek into what happens behind the scenes at Noisy, and is packed full of information about featured products, events and what's to come!

 

FARMING UPDATE:

Harvest 2021 will officially be wrapping up this month after endless hours of working through the night, fixing grape harvesting machines and securing the fruits of our labor (literally.) Harvesting takes place usually during the night because daytime temperatures change the sugar composition of grapes, so picking at night when sugar levels are stable keeps surprises from happening during fermentation. 

 

We have started producing wines made with this year's harvest, so keep your eye out for brand new wines and new vintages to be rolled out here in a few months! Our goal is for you to always taste the love and personal care in our wines-we truly are passionate about our mastery of grapes. Once harvest is over, we will continue the cycle of taking care of the vines through the next few seasons and getting them prepped for next year's fruit. One way we are already prepping the vines is by doing post-harvest foliar feeds. All this does is give the soil and the plants a solid nutrient foundation for next season and helps keep everything healthy for when the vines go dormant later this year. 

 

 

Calling The Clean Up Crew:

We don't get every single grape from harvests, but any accidental leftovers are feeding the wildlife and the soil. Soon the vineyards will be picked clean, leaving us a clean slate of plots to work with.

 
Wine Of The Month:
 

2019 Wild Ferment Pinot Noir

strawberry • fig • blackberry

This wine showcases beautiful New Mexican fruit and indigenous yeast due to an atypical production process that lets the yeast do the work! This style of winemaking can be traced back to 400 years ago, making this bottle wise in its years. Notes of bright strawberry and blackberry are complimented with nuances of fig leaving you with a fruit forward satisfying finish.

$42.00
 

-Take 35% Off Full Cases-

& 20% Off Half Cases of 2019 Wild Ferment Pinot Noir all month long

SAVE OVER $177 PER CASE

 

NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER

 

🍷  Wine Down Wednesdays 🍷

 

We all need a break sometimes. Especially in the middle of the week-when the weather is so nice and the wine is waiting to be poured. Come hang out with us at any of the Tasting Rooms every Wednesday and get:

 

Events & Live Music!

 

Grab a mat & come join us for yoga in Cloudcroft! Calm the mind and body with a yoga sequence designed to help reduce stress and tension.

 

Class led by Ashley Zuri and begins at 10 am at the Noisy Water Cloudcroft tasting room. $15 includes class and a drink!

Invite some friends and bring your mat to the clouds!

 

WINE CLUB EVENT

 

BUBBLE BASH!

It's a Bubble Bash! Members and friends come out to the Cellar Uncorked deck to start your morning off right with our sparkling lineup! 

 

Mimosa bar with all 3 sparkling wines and breakfast style charcuterie!

Must accompany a wine club member to attend

 
 

LIVE MUSIC at Enchanted Vine

 

Enchanted Vine will be closed for private events on:

Saturday September 18th,

Thursday September 23rd,

Saturday September 25th

 

NEXT MONTH!

 

Join us Sunday, October 24th for a Wine and Paint Party at the Enchanted Vine featuring Callie Ann, the artist behind our Riesling Label!

 

Tickets are $50 and include art supplies, pre-traced canvas and drink ticket for the Silo bar. Buy your tickets early, limited tickets available at the door.

 

BECOME A CLUB MEMBER TODAY

 

Gourmet Food of The Month:

BLACK TRUFFLE OLIVE OIL

This cold-pressed gourmet olive oil is infused with decadent black truffles- a type of edible fungi that tastes downright delicious and strikingly savory. They contain oaky, nutty and earthy flavors that are reminiscent of olives or mushrooms.

 

Unique Uses: Eggs, steak rub, chicken, pork, fish, risotto, pasta,seasoned mushrooms & onion toppings *Accompany with 25 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar or Apple Balsamic Vinegar or pair with our wine of the months, the 2019 Wild Ferment Pinot Noir!

$30.00
 
 
Time Posted: Sep 1, 2021 at 8:28 AM Permalink to September Newsletter Permalink
Sam Freed
 
August 20, 2021 | Sam Freed

Team Favorites

 
 

 

 Featuring Charles and His Current Favorite Wine 

 

Charles has taken our brand new NWW location under his wing in Old Town Albuquerque, NM and it is officially open! This tasting room has been an ongoing project for quite a while and now we get to watch it shine.✨The new location occupies the building formerly known as the Basket Shop in the Don Luis Plaza. History is around every corner and that is one of the things we love about this plaza which was built in 1893! We've preserved the beautiful exposed brick and features that have stood the test of time to establish an ambiance fit for wine tasting.  

Charles manages this new casual (with a hint of class) tasting room. So far everyone has loved the velvet blue private sitting corners, the long bars that line the walls of either side of the store and the easy backdoor access to the neighboring Lapis Room art gallery. Charles's favorite part about being on this Noisy team is interacting with all the interesting travelers that come through exploring the Southwest and exchanging stories and recommendations. In his free time, Charles tracks down local live music while checking out local food and beverage establishments. He also is a big supporter of NM United, the professional soccer team based out of Albuquerque.

 

Read more on Charles's favorite wine and his recommendations for pairing! ⬇

 

2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir

strawberry • fig • blackberry

 

Charles's favorite wine is the 2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir and loves the unique flavors that are a bit different than a traditional Pinot Noir.  We used a wild fermentation process, meaning we kept the naturally occurring yeast on the grape during fermentation. This wine truly showcases the art that can go into making wine!

 
2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir

Notes of bright strawberry and blackberry are complimented with nuances of fig leaving you with a fruit forward satisfying finish.

  $42.00

Pairing 2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir

"I love drinking this with a good pork chop and a nice jack cheese! It's a great wine to take to a dinner party, especially if the dinner party has crowd that loves dry reds."

 

- Charles

 

3 OTHER WINES CHARLES RECOMMENDS:


Cheers!

 

 
Time Posted: Aug 20, 2021 at 11:03 AM Permalink to Team Favorites Permalink
Sam Freed
 
August 19, 2021 | Sam Freed

Sparkling Wines Are Here!

 
 
LET'S GET BUBBLY!
 
2020 Ruidoso Bubbly

 

 

The classic favorite is finally back! We wanted to create an everyday celebration bubbly but one that was sure to be memorable for a special celebration! The Reward?, a Double Gold winning Bubbly.

$29.00
Jo Mamma's Bubbly

 

 

Jo Mamma is at it again with our 2020 Jo Mamma's Bubbly! A fresh bouquet of flowers meets you at the nose, followed by vibrant flavors of peach, apple, and honey.

$29.00
2020 Forbidden

 

 

Your new, go to, dry sparkling! This medium bodied 2020 Sparking Blend from our 30 plus year old Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc vines, has crisp acidity and stone fruit complexities.

$33.00

All sparkling wines crafted with care on our inaugural sparking line from Noisy Water!!

 
 
Club Members Got It First!

Want first pick of our new wines and invitations to our release parties? Join the Taste of New Mexico Wine Club!

 
Time Posted: Aug 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM Permalink to Sparkling Wines Are Here! Permalink
Hannah Perry
 
August 18, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

A Journey To The Bottle

 

Now that harvest is underway, we are beginning the journey to the bottle. White grapes are harvested before red grapes, but grapes that will be used to make sparkling wine are harvested before anything, because of the lower sugar requirement. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are up next while Pinot Noir, Malbec and Merlot follow. Finally, the more robust red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah are last, as they have the highest Brix level, perfect for making bold red wines. 

 

Read More About The Journey

POETS OR WINEMAKERS? BOTH.

 

 

Not to be dramatic or anything but the process of turning grapes into wine is like poetry. It is a creative process that takes a lot of patience, knowledge, commitment and time. Here's what happens after harvest, and when we truly put the poetry to the test:

The Full Journey:

  1. The Press: This is when we squeeze the grape juice out. Once the grapes are pressed, the skins, seeds, and stems clump together into "cake", which can be returned to the vineyard soil as a fertilizer. White grapes are pressed right after harvest, but red grapes aren't pressed until after primary fermentation, which is the next step.
  2. Primary Fermentation: Now in juice form, we wait until the yeast converts the sugar in the grapes into alcohol. Red Wine is then pressed and pumped into barrels for aging, while white wine skips step 3 and begins the bottling process.
  3. Aging: During this period, months can pass before the wine is ready. This is also when malolactic fermentation occurs. The naturally occurring malic acid gets turned into lactic acid, giving wine that signature buttery, creamy or nutty mouthfeel.
  4. Racking & Bottling: When the aging comes to an end, we will start tasting the wine and making sure the final product is just right. Before bottling, the wine is racked, filtered, or both to remove sediment and clarify the wine. Then it is bottling time!
 

EARLY HARVEST WINES

LATE HARVEST WINES

 
Time Posted: Aug 18, 2021 at 10:26 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Hannah Perry
 
August 11, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

Finding The Perfect Brix

 

Brix is a common term used in wine making-so what does it mean? Brix is the measurement of sugar level in a fruit. Sugar plays a huge role in making yeast, which is what makes wine contain alcohol! The amount of sugar in the grapes determines how much alcohol will be in the wine so as you probably would guess, finding out the sugar levels of each variety of grape is one of the key factors that lets us know when it is time to harvest. The pH, skin color, fruit acids and seed ripeness are also factors we evaluate before harvesting!

 

Read More On Brix

 

WINEMAKERS AKA LIGHT BENDERS

 

The most common instrument to measure the degree of Brix is the refractometer. It's not as fancy as it sounds. You rub some grape juice onto the glass lens and see how much the sunlight beaming through the juice bends. The more the light bends, the higher the sugar content!

Hear it from the Winemaker

 

FIND THE PERFECT BRIX FOR YOU

2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir

WINE SPECS:

SUGAR: 21.4 BX AT HARVEST

ALCOHOL:  13%

$42.00
 
 
2018 Petite Sirah

 

WINE SPECS:

SUGAR: 26 BX AT HARVEST

ALCOHOL: 14%

$42.00
 
 
2018 Montepulciano

 

WINE SPECS:

SUGAR: 23.5

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

$42.00
 
2020 Alliance

WINE SPECS:

SUGAR: 24.5 BRIX AT HARVEST

ALCOHOL: 18.5%

$27.00
 
 
2020 Forbidden Desert Sweet

WINE SPECS:

SUGAR: 22.5 BRIX AT HARVEST

ALCOHOL: 12%

$30.00
 
 
2020 Malvasia Bianca

WINE SPECS:

SUGAR: 24 BRIX AT HARVEST

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

$24.00
 
 
Time Posted: Aug 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Sam Freed
 
August 6, 2021 | Sam Freed

Team Favorites

 
 

Featuring Allysea and Her Current Favorite Wine 

Allysea is approaching her two year mark of being part of the Noisy Fam as a winetender in our Ruidoso tasting room, located right on the Midtown strip where all the hustle and bustle happens. Her favorite part about being on the Noisy team is getting to work with friends everyday and in her freetime enjoys watching the horse races at our famous track.

 

Read more on Allysea's favorite wine and her recommendations for pairing! ⬇

 

2020 MOSCATO

orange blossom ∙ green grape ∙ sweet peach

Allysea's current favorite wine is the 2020 Moscato. This lively sweet white wine is smooth and easy to drink, teasing the taste buds with a subtle surprise of bright fruit! 

 
2020 Moscato

This deliciously refreshing sweet wine is something everyone can love and pairs with almost any occasion. 

  $20.00

Pairing 2020 Moscato:

"I love drinking this with our Mango Habanero Gouda! The sweet with heat combo is delicious! I also love having this on hand when I have guests or friends over, a wine everyone always enjoys!"

 

- Allysea 

 

3 OTHER WINES ALLYSEA RECOMMENDS:


Cheers!

 

 
Time Posted: Aug 6, 2021 at 1:07 PM Permalink to Team Favorites Permalink
Sam Freed
 
July 28, 2021 | Sam Freed

Wine Club August 2021

 
 
Join the Wine Club before Monday!

Last chance to get your first wine club shipment! All wine clubs ship out on Monday August 3rd! Don't wait and enjoy all the benefits as soon as you sign up; including discounted purchases, early access to new wines and access to old vintages!

 
 
 
 
Time Posted: Jul 28, 2021 at 10:56 AM Permalink to Wine Club August 2021 Permalink
Hannah Perry
 
July 14, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

🍇Time on the Vine and Nature's Variables:🍇

 

Harvest season is upon us-the moment of the year that all of our efforts and preparations have led up to! Harvesting doesn't happen on an annual day of the year though. Mother Nature decides when the grapes are ready and harvesting varies every year! Typically in July-August the grapes begin to ripen. They transition from small green clusters to colorful bulbous beauties. Witnessing it is as magical as it seems as a grape can change colors dramatically even just over night. Hues of translucent gold and purple-ruby sweep the fields as the grapes bulge into their best selves and then, and only then, are they ready for the picking. Until this moment, we wait for Mother Nature's green light.

 

So what natural occurrences can happen that define when we harvest?

JUST ONE SHOT A YEAR TO GET IT RIGHT

 

Harvesting takes place during a perfect storm. We gauge the overall grape balance of sugars, tannins and acidity and when all of those things align to our desired measurements and when the weather says so, we harvest. Heat waves and rain showers close to harvest time are variables that can influence the outcome of a nearly-ripened grape. Too much heat, they can suffer severe sun damage, too much water, they can swell and get watered down. The crew will be on call to begin harvesting at moments notice, and will work through the night when the time comes.

 

HOW WE DECIDE WHEN TO HARVEST

 

LATE & EARLY HARVESTS

 

Some grapes are picked early or late on purpose. Select early-picked grapes are typically used for some whites and sparkling wines for their high acidity. Other grapes can be picked almost a month later for wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. A late-harvest grape typically is sweeter and less acidic the longer it stays on the vine.

 

Early Harvest Wines:

BRIGHT ∙ ACIDIC ∙ CRSIP

Late Harvest Wines:

RICH ∙ BOLD ∙ BALANCED

 
2019 La Vida Dulce

Low Inventory

$24.00
 
 
2019 Deviance

Low Inventory

$27.00
 
 
Time Posted: Jul 14, 2021 at 3:14 PM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Hannah Perry
 
July 7, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 

🍇 Port Wine: Here's The Scoop: 🍇

 

Port has been made for centuries dating back all the way to 1174! Traditionally port wine was made in Portugal’s Douro Valley when the English started sourcing their red wine in Portugal after they boycotted French wine in the 17th century. To help preserve the wine on their journey in giant ships back to England, the Englishmen added brandy to the red wine to fortify it and make sure it wouldn't spoil during the ship's journey. As a result, it accidentally made one of the world's most unique and diverse beverages. 

 

Read More On Port Wine 

 

REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING

 

And ports sure have one! You can identify a port wine for its higher alcohol content, its noticeable sweetness and full body and palate density.  If you love rich cheeses and sweet desserts, a port wine is for you! Its pairing versatility is through the roof and it can even function as a dessert by itself.

 

Pictured left: Portugal's Douro Valley

HOW ITS MADE

 

During fermentation, when the alcohol level of a wine reaches a certain point, it is fortified with brandy. This brings the fermentation process to a halt, preventing the grape sugar to convert into alcohol any further. The nuances of fruit in the young wine are captured in the process, leaving behind a port of its own uniqueness.

 

PORTS FOR YOU

 
Time Posted: Jul 7, 2021 at 11:08 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Sam Freed
 
July 2, 2021 | Sam Freed

HUGE FOURTH OF JULY SALE

 
 

Take 10% OFF when you buy 6 or more

 

Get 15% OFF when you buy 12 or more!

 

plus get $1 shipping on all orders over $99.00. DON'T WAIT, SALE ENDS SUNDAY!

 
Noisy Water Best Sellers!
 
Time Posted: Jul 2, 2021 at 8:45 AM Permalink to HUGE FOURTH OF JULY SALE Permalink

 

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