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Noisy Water Winery

Hannah Perry
 
April 14, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

๐Ÿ‡Pairing Wine With BBQ ๐Ÿ‡

 

It's officially warm weather season and that means it's time to fire up the grill! So let's find some wines that compliment different food types you'll be cooking on the barbecue:

 

Rule 1: Red wines pair excellently with barbecued grilled meats that are higher in fat like pork and beef. This is because the high fat content balances out the tannins in red wine. The BBQ sauce also is an important key factor when pairing with reds

 

Rule 2: For those who prefer leaner meats like grilled chicken and fish, simple yet sophisticated wines pair best. Think citrusy, light and crisp.

 

BBQ PORK

 

Red wines with a high fruit factor or even a touch of sweetness pair well alongside pork. 

 

BBQ BEEF

 

Wines that enhance the richness and pepper flavors in grilled beef make a great choice as their earthy mineral flavors complement red meat well.

 

Grilled Chicken & Fish

 

Use herbal, sweet and zippy wines to pair with lighter meats. Glaze sauces pair with sweeter wines and herb rubs pair with oaky and herbal wines. 

 
Time Posted: Apr 14, 2021 at 9:17 AM
Hannah Perry
 
April 7, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

๐Ÿ‡Do you collect your wine corks? Here are ways to use them: ๐Ÿ‡

 

There is nothing more satisfying than the sound of popping open a bottle of wine-and that's largely due to the cork bottle stopper! Cork maintains the quality of wine, as the material of cork does not taint the wine. Cork allows less than one milligram of oxygen to enter the bottle on a yearly basis and is the perfect way to seal a bottle shut. 

 

Humans didn't start using cork for this function until the 16h century and before that, cork was used for many different things. In the Mediterranean, cork was used in fishing nets and in boats, the ancient Greeks used cork in their sandals because it acts as a natural shock absorber, the Romans had plenty of uses for cork as well, including construction material, beehives, and floatation devices. 

 

Cork actually comes from the bark of a type of oak tree known as Quercus suber. The trees are not properly viable for cork production until they are between 15 to 25 years of age and once grown, the bark is stripped from the trees. This harvesting process does not injure the trees, as the bark regrows and continues its growth after harvest.

 

Harvesting from the Earth is the foundation of our business, and we understand that to take from the Earth, we have to give. Cork is a naturally occurring material and is completely biodegradable! While collecting corks in a jar is cute, there are plenty of ways to recycle your corks into eco-friendly and functional tools:

 
 
 

Mini Stamps

 

Use them to make thank-you cards, wrapping paper, or personalized stationery.

 

 

 

If you’re just not feelin’ crafty, there’s still something you can do with your used corks – take them to a local recycling location! Wine corks can be recycled and used in a variety of materials including flooring tiles, insulation, automotive parts, and sports equipment.

 

jump into spring with some of our warm-weather favs:

Jo Mamma's Sweet Rose

Pairing:

Veggie skewers on the barbecue, salmon, spinach salad, strawberries and peaches

$20.00
 
 
Zia Chardonnay

Pairing:

Shellfish, cream-based pasta, fresh fruit salad, picnic baskets and movies with popcorn!

$22.00
 
 
Unbearably Good

Pairing:

The wilderness, wildberries, camping, and any good adventure!

 

$18.00
 
 
Time Posted: Apr 7, 2021 at 9:58 AM
Hannah Perry
 
March 31, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

๐Ÿ‡Montepulciano 101๐Ÿ‡

 

Montepulciano is a medium bodied red wine grape that originated in the Montepulciano region of central Italy. This wine has bigger and bolder tannins than you would expect based on the color, and has robust dark fruit notes. 

 

The 2018 Montepulciano is our wine of the month this March, and captures a harmonious balance of modern winemaking techniques with an overarching Old World theme.

 

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2018 Montepulciano

 

 

This is a unique varietal, as not a lot of this varietal is grown in America. All of the fruit harvested for the 2018 Montepulciano is harvested right here in New Mexico. 

$42.00
 
 
 
Time Posted: Mar 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Hannah Perry
 
March 17, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

๐Ÿ‡St. Patrick's Day & Wine๐Ÿ‡

 

 St. Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and originally was celebrated to honor Saint Patrick on the anniversary of his death. In the 1oth century, the Irish people held a great feast where they honored St. Patrick by dedicating a toast to him. This is where the association of enjoying a spirit on St Patrick's Day came from! Fast forward hundreds of years later, and the holiday is celebrated everywhere. Ireland is not known for the production of wine, but the Irish have a long history of drinking imported wine, especially from Bordeaux. In the eighteenth century, a number of Irish immigrants even moved to Bordeaux to produce wine! 

 

Why Is Green The Color of St. Patrick's Day?

Leprechauns are the reason you're supposed to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, or you risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.

 

 

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2019 Nuevo Verde

Vinho Verde refers to Portuguese wine that translates as "young wine". Typically released three to six months after the grapes are harvested, which can be red, white or rose. Nuevo Verde is our homage to the great Vinho Verdes of Portugal with our own NWW New Mexican twist.

$27.00   $17.00
 
2018 Besito Caliente Green Chile Wine

We take our chile seriously in New Mexico - enough to put it in everything, including this BEST SELLING wine! Our unique New Mexican inspired Green Chile Wine is an off-dry white wine made with Hatch Green Chile.  A great compliment to any Mexican dish or party looking for a kick, think a spicy little semi-sweet kiss! 

$20.00   $17.00
 

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Time Posted: Mar 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Hannah Perry
 
March 10, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

๐Ÿ‡What Are Wine Lees?๐Ÿ‡

 

If you have ever been surprised by the aroma of freshly baked bread in your glass of champagne, then you have found the "Suhr Lee" or lees, as we like to call it.

 

The term Suhr Lee refers to a specific aging technique: lees contact. Lees are the by product of the cellular self-destruction of yeast cells, called "autolysis." This leaves dead yeast particles that settle at the bottom of a tank! Our wines rest and age on the lees for a bit and then are racked, or separated, only leaving a small amount of lees in the wine itself. So why do we leave any lees behind at all? Because doing so can create rich complex flavors to a wine and can even improve the texture. 

 

๐Ÿ€Did you know that finding lees particles at the bottom of your wine glass is an omen of good luck? ๐Ÿ€

 
Bottled Chemistry

 

Lees are perfectly safe to consume and  are especially beneficial in white and sparkling wines, as they soften the tannins and enrich the flavors of the wine.

 

White and sparkling wines aged on lees are often described as creamier, richer, fuller-bodied, or with greater depth and complexity of flavor.

 

Red wines aged on lees are often described as rich, oaky with pronounced dark fruit and even spice flavors.

 

 

How Processing Wine and Lees Work Together:

 

Check out a few if our unique wines aged on the lucky lees:

 

2018 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

 

Oak aging and Chardonnay go hand in hand, as lees aging in oak barrels will diffuse additional aroma compounds from the wood, including sweet, caramel-like notes, smoke-like flavors, clove flavors, and vanilla.

 

Due to chardonnay's neutrality and hardiness, it makes for a perfect canvas to impart the flavors and textures that lees creates in a wine.

$27.00
 

2018 Dirty

The 2018 Dirty is unique when it comes to lees particles, as this wine is not fully filtered. Instead of filtering out the yeast immediately, the wine simply rests for a longer time (no shaking or moving the tanks!). This naturally settles yeast particles through gravity. After this point, the wine gets racked from the lees. 

 

Because of its less filtered quality, the body of the wine improves, and the small presence of lees particles only make it that much better.

$38.00
 
Time Posted: Mar 10, 2021 at 9:29 AM
Hannah Perry
 
March 3, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

Great wine is made at the vineyard. The Forbidden Desert Vineyard, our vineyard in Engle is one of the oldest in New Mexico, and the vines on the land are considered "old vines." This means that these vines have adapted to a changing environment for many years, which has made them durable and reliable every season. The lifecycle of a grapevine is something we get to witness every year, and it never gets old.

 

Winter

 

During this time of year, the vines are dormant. The vines utilize this time to hunker down for the cold months and they even have a built-in coping mechanism to survive the winter. The sugars that exist in the roots of the vines act as a natural antifreeze to the plant and ensures a healthy come-back in the Spring. One of the most crucial things we do at the end of Winter is prune the vines. This helps protect against over and underproduction of grape growth.

 

Early Summer

 

The wood of the grapevine continues to ripen, turning brown and hardening. While the wood grows, and sugar levels rise, little clusters of grapes begin to appear!  These clusters will soon become berry bunches, as they keep stretching out towards the warm sun.

 

 

 

Each season affects that year's vintage, so every wine is different, every year! Check out some of our favorite vintages from the last few years:

 
Time Posted: Mar 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Hannah Perry
 
February 24, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 
 
 

Sweet and spicy is our new favorite flavor combination, and there is a reason behind why these contrasting elements are so enjoyable together.

 

Pairing flavors that taste opposite to one another improves your tasting experience and that while the flavors are different, they actually bring out the best in each other and highlight the most enjoyable and satisfying thing about each flavor (aww)! The different compounds of different flavors creates a balanced and pleasing "mouthfeel," which refers to the way foods feel in the mouth.

 

This sweet red wine has an inviting aroma of red berries intertwined with marshmallows and automatically make you think of chocolate covered strawberries. Milk chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla continue on the palate creating a s’more like taste that then finishes with a slight Red Chile spice that you didn't know you needed.

 

Amor En Fuego also pairs well with spicy foods, so break out that charcuterie board and crank up the heat with some of our favorite snacks to pair

 
Time Posted: Feb 24, 2021 at 9:22 AM
Hannah Perry
 
February 17, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

โˆ™music & red wineโˆ™

 

Music Influences The Taste Of Wine.

 

Drinking wine involves all of the senses. You assess the color of the wine, then you analyze the aromas that swirl around in the glass, then you determine how the taste and texture of the wine blends in your mouth. But did you ever think you could listen to the wine? It turns out, you can! Especially if your wine is paired with music. 

 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT

 

Music can move the mind to new frames of reference. This means that a single sound, melody or tune can remind us of a specific place, event or period of life. In the same token, music can heavily influence how we experience wine. Mellow music makes wine taste more subtle, whereas lively music makes wine taste more dynamic.

 

A Customized Playlist For Red Wine Drinkers

 

We thought the concept of music influencing the taste of wine was so interesting we made a custom Spotify playlist for red wine drinkers. 

Inspiration Behind The Playlist:

 

To pair music with wine, the best way is to first find commonalities in both the wine and the music. A lot of red wines have jammy, dark fruit, velvety and rich elements so we curated a playlist that reflected that as well. Expect to listen to songs from every decade that are powerful, robust, and moody.

Disclaimer:

This playlist will give you all the feels, and you might find yourself getting lost in the nostalgic romance of the ear-tingling electric guitar riffs.

 

Red Wines We Recommend Pairing With Our Playlist

 
Time Posted: Feb 17, 2021 at 12:36 PM
Hannah Perry
 
February 10, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

โˆ™ love gets better with age, and so does wineโˆ™

 

 Wine is more than just fermented grape juice as true love is more than just passion. An old bottle of wine feels priceless in your hands and radiates nostalgia, so for the sake of celebrating love (and patience) this month, we wanted to share what happens in a wine bottle over the years, what wines can stand the test of time and explain how wine, just like love, can get better with age.

 

 

What happens to wine when it's aged in a bottle?

 

Similarly to true love, select wine takes time to develop. Some wine tastes better with age because of a complex chemical reaction occurring among sugars, acids and substances known as phenolic compounds. In time, this chemical reaction can affect the taste, color and texture of wine.

 
 

We recommend aging our Petite Sirah, Merlot and Reserve Cabernet, as these wines will benefit and change from a few years of aging. We recommend not aging for more than 5 years, as the wine will be ready to be opened after that time period. Store horizontally in a cool and dark area for optimal aging! 

Pro Tip: Purchase multiple bottles of the same wine and open one to taste immediately, age the others, then do an analysis on how the wine has aged in grace over time by opening another one every 6 months - 1 year!

 
Time Posted: Feb 10, 2021 at 1:26 PM
Hannah Perry
 
February 3, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

โˆ™ pairing wine with your favorite desserts โˆ™

 

 

Dessert and wine pairings are ideal for events like Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays or just for fun!

 

Wine that pairs best with desserts need an element of sweetness, but they also need to have the same intensity of the dish. When pairing wine with dessert, there are two factors to consider:

 

1: Acidity- an acidic wine will pair best with a fruity dessert that also is acidic.

2: Intensity- The more intense the dessert (like dark chocolate cake), the more intense your wine should be.

Pro Tip: A good rule of thumb is that as the color of dessert gets darker, so should the wine!

 

Lemon Bars Paired With Chardonnay

2019 Double Barrel Reserve Chardonnay

 

 

Why it works: The fruity citrus notes of the wine bring out even more of a zippy lemon flavor from the dessert, and the buttery oak is complimentary to the flaky crust. 

 

$29.00
 

Chocolate Mouse Paired With Barrel Aged Sweet Red OR Amor En Fuego (Red Chile Chocolate Wine)

2019 Deviance

 

Why it works: The sweet strawberries and cherries of the wine balance with creamy heavy flavors of the chocolate as nuances of vanilla, tobacco, and smoke compliment baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 

$27.00
 
 
Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

Why it works: The marshmallow and vanilla notes of the wine compliment the rich flavors of chocolate as the red chile spice cuts right through the heavy creaminess of the mouse, which makes it feel perfectly balanced.

$24.00
 
 

Apple Pie Paired With Gewürztraminer

2019 Gewürztraminer

 

Why it works:  Gewürztraminer combines fruit and spice in the same way apple pie does. Notes of  peaches, lavender, and cinnamon of the wine compliments the ginger-y flaky crust and crisp apples of the pie.

$24.00
 
Time Posted: Feb 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM

 

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