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Noisy Water Winery

Sam Freed
 
June 28, 2021 | Sam Freed

Winery Tours & Library Tastings

 
 

Choose your experience! Join us in the Library and taste our private collection of past vintages in a vertical tasting, or come out to Enchanted Vine for a winery tour and proprietary wine tasting! Better yet...do both!!!

 

Library Tasting
Join us in the Library for an exclusive 1 hour guided vertical wine tasting from our private supply of past vintage wines!

The Library Tasting includes:
One Current Vintage White, One Library Vintage White
One Current Vintage Red, One Library Vintage Red
(Sweet & Dry options available!)

Cost is $40/person

Available Friday - Sunday

4 PERSON MINIMUMS

 

Winery Tour & Proprietary Tasting

Take a tour of our 5 acre property, venue, and working production facility at Enchanted Vine in Alto, just 15 min. from Midtown Ruidoso!

Throughout this experience you will receive a tank sample, barrel sample and a lineup of a current vintage red, white & rose! All made from our flagship vineyard the Forbidden Desert Vineyard in Engle, NM!

Tours are 1 hour and cost $60/person.
Available Thursday - Monday

4 PERSON MINIMUMS

 
Sam Freed
 
June 24, 2021 | Sam Freed

2020 Wild White

 
 
JUST RELEASED!
 
2020 Wild White

 

 

 

We were excited to collaborate with Old Barrel Tea Company to make this wine. Their Lavender Sage Lemonade Tea was steeped in the wine to create this bottle!

 

 

$33.00

Inspiration

Wild White is a marriage of two ancient beverages, tea and wine , and a celebration of nature's complexities.  It reminds us that the most beautiful things are prolific and independent: they are wild!

 

Taste

Crisp and bright with nuances of green apple, honey, herbs, lemon, and wildflowers.  

 

$1 of each bottle sold is donated to EcoServants

 
Wine Specs

VINTAGE 2020

VARIETAL Skin-Fermented Chenin Blanc

APPELLATION Forbidden Desert, Engle NM

HARVEST DATE 08/21/2019

SUGAR 24.5 Brix at Harvest

ALCOHOL % 12.5

 
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!

 
Hannah Perry
 
June 23, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

🍇 Oxygen: Wine's Best Friend & Worst Enemy🍇

 

Oxygen can make or break wine, so the winemaking process is tedious and requires constant attention and awareness. Oxygen is needed particularly during the fermentation process as yeast need it to survive! A by product of the fermentation process is CO2, and can actually become very dangerous during, as it can cause a person to fall unconscious if breathed in.

 

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A FRIEND AND FOE

 

Why oxygen is needed during fermentation: Yeast devours high levels of oxygen in order to do their wonderful job of taking sugar in the must (grape skins, seeds, and pulp) and making alcohol. Different yeast selections help the winemakers' achieve their desired flavors and aromas.

 

 

Too much oxygen is a bad thing:

After fermentation has finished and the yeast is no longer producing CO2, the wine is no longer protected from oxygen and it can begin to oxidize. Too much oxidation can ruin a wine and all of its bright and pretty nuances and could even turn it to vinegar!

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

White wines don’t want a lot of oxygen contact prior to fermentation because it can cause browning. So we use dry ice to blanket the juice in the tank and then start fermentation. Once fermentation is started, co2 blankets the juice and prevents browning. Some white wines come out darker due to the aging process, like oak aged Chardonnays.

For quality control purposes, we taste the wine on the job but begrudgingly have to spit it out as no one wants a boozy winemaker running forklifts or making their wine. 

 

Perfectly Crafted Wines Made With The Just The Right Amount of Oxygen

 
Hannah Perry
 
June 18, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Team Favorites

 

 Featuring Lukas and His Current Favorite Wine 

Lukas works on the wine production side of Noisy Water as the Cellar Manager. Here he works in the winemaking facility and manages the warehouse. One of the biggest aspects about his job is transferring wine to different departments within the company. His favorite part about being on the Noisy team is participating in the process of creating the wine and seeing it go to the bottle for everyone to enjoy. Being behind the scenes really does have its perks!

 

When Lukas is away from the Noisy facilities, he goes on hikes with his wife and together they go bar hopping and try different craft beers and wine. 

 

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

 

2019 BLACK MUSCAT

wild berry • lychee • honeysuckle

 

Lukas's current favorite wine is the 2019 Black Muscat. His favorite quality about this sweet rosé is that it's beautifully balanced and completely refreshing on a hot day.

 

Muscat is best known for producing sweet wines that tend to be lower in alcohol and are light-bodied and fun. The 2019 Black Muscat displays a ravishing garnet hue and its light and approachable aromas of zesty tangerine and wild berries encapsulate the senses immediately. Lychee and honeysuckle notes enliven the mid palate with a smooth, sweet and euphoric finish.

  $24.00

Pairing 2019 Black Muscat:

"I definitely recommend pairing Black Muscat with a fresh Greek chicken salad, grilled lobster or even fruit tarts! I like to sip on this wine while I am relaxing with my wife on the deck while we get to look at the beautiful mountains of Ruidoso, NM."

- Lukas

 

3 OTHER WINES LUKAS RECOMMENDS:


Cheers!

 

 
Sam Freed
 
June 17, 2021 | Sam Freed

Have you tried these new wines!?

 
 
New Wines You May Have Missed!

Sweet and Dry wines alike, try the new vintages and unique wines that have just been release!

New Sweets
New Drys
 
Amy Bennett
 
June 15, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2019 Chenin Blanc

 

June is a magical month; the first month of summer, not quite unbearably hot, yet still making one yearn for something light and cool. Our 2019 Chenin Blanc fills the bill quite nicely!

30+ year old vines in our Forbidden Desert vineyard in Engle, New Mexico have provided our winemaker with a bounty of grapes that have become wines with a special place in the glasses of our guests and in their hearts as well. Chenin Blanc is a varietal that lends itself to drawing its flavors and character from the terroir and the skill of the winemaker and this wine is a perfect example of New Mexico land and people making their mark on the final product.

 
2019 Chenin Blanc

tart pear • honeydew melon • lemon verbena

 

This crisp and light-bodied varietal takes a modern spin as these grapes produce a very lean, minerally style Chenin Blanc that pairs perfectly with a relaxing and warm afternoon.

$24.00
 

Notes of tart pear, lemon verbena, and refreshing honeydew melon dance on the tongue with this remarkably well-balanced wine. With a bold, citrusy body and finish, it’s the perfect wine to serve on a warm summer night. Pair it with crisp salad, fresh fruit, or grilled chicken or salmon to showcase the bright flavors and light acidity.


Pour a glass of 2019 Chenin Blanc and let summer begin!
 

 

“There are moments, above all on June evenings, when…
nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand”

— Charles Morgan

 

Notes from the Winemaker!

 
Hannah Perry
 
June 11, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Vineyard Farming

 
 

soil health and sustainable farming practices.

 

What Does It Mean To Farm Sustainably?

 

A sustainable winemaking process can be defined by many things, but what it really all comes down to is a few simple things:

• Does the winemaking process protect the environment and are farming practices done consciously and intentionally with the environment in mind?

 

• Does the winemaking process support social responsibility while maintaining economic feasibility?

  

• Does the wine production system mimic how vegetables and plants grow in natural ecosystems?

 

 

Sustainable wine grape growing is the journey of continually improving one's ability to minimize farming's environmental and social footprints.

Here's what we are doing:

Doing The Dirty The Natural Way: Soil Rehab & Revitalization

Before Noisy Water ownership, the soil at The Forbidden Desert Vineyard was over tilled, over plowed and became so overworked. When this happens, the soil stops feeding the plants nutrients and can cause the vines to slowly die. In an effort to give back to the farmland that has and will give so much to us, we utilize a few different sustainable farming practices: 

 

Weed removal methods such as disking and undercutting can cause copious amounts of soil erosion, so we opt to just let Mother Nature take the wheel and let cover crops/weeds grow and then we mow/mulch them back into the soil. This feeds the soil with plant material and nutrients and restructures and secures the topsoil.

Fungus Among Us

 

 

We give our soil that extra boost of confidence to produce amazing grapes with inoculations of mycorrhizae fungi. 

 

A mycorrhiza is a symbiotic association between a green plant and a fungus. This permits the plant to obtain additional moisture and nutrients and greatly increase the absorptive area of a plant, acting as extensions to the root system. These inoculations are awesome for the long term health of the soil, and therefore the plants.

 

 
 
Sam Freed
 
June 10, 2021 | Sam Freed

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

 
 

Looking for a last minute Father's Day Gift? Check out these great bundles of some of our favorite wines and combos. There's one for every dad out there! 

Pinot 3 Ways
$104.00   $88.00
 
 
Taste of Engle
$182.00   $155.00
 
 
The Limited Library Collection
$161.00   $137.00
 
Balsamic Variety Pack
$40.00   $34.00
 
 
Pistachio Pack
$52.00   $44.00
 
 
Olive Oil Variety Pack
$45.00   $38.00
 
 
Hannah Perry
 
June 9, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

🍇 How Does Wine Get Its Color?🍇

 

The color is the first characteristic of wine that we notice, and the color can hint at what you might expect for its aroma, flavor and texture. But never judge a bottle by its appearance, because the wine color is not always indicative of the color of grape it is sourced from!

 

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Did you know that many white wines like
Champagne or Zinfandel are produced from red grapes? The color of wine is influenced by many factors. Here's a few:

 

When making white wine, the grapes are pressed and the skins of the grapes are immediately removed from contact with the grape juice. Whereas when making red wine, the skins are left in contact with the juice, naturally dying the juice a red/ purple/ garnet tint.

The intensity of the hue is determined by the amount of time the juice is left in contact with the skins, what time of year the grapes are grown and even the thickness of the grape skins!

The pigment of grapes, made of phenolic compounds, can express itself in a number of hues, depending on the specific type and the pH of the surrounding plant tissue. 

Climate can also influence the color of a grape! Soil that is high in calcium can produce thicker-skinned grapes, providing intense wine color hues and a sturdier structure to the grape.

 

 

How Many Hue's Do You Have In Your Wine Rack? Need to fill in the gaps?!

Start Here

 
Hannah Perry
 
June 4, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Team Favorites

 
 

Featuring Hope and Her Current Favorite Wine 

Hope just finished out her first year of wine tending at the tasting room in Ruidoso and says her favorite part about serving wine in the pines is getting to meet people from all walks of life with different backgrounds and from different places. 

 

"There truly is a wine for everyone at Noisy, and we like to think of wine as a common ground that brings people together to connect-no matter the differences!"

 

 When Hope is away from the wine bar, she soaks up the beautiful nature that Ruidoso is surrounded by and goes on nature walks through the forest and occasionally fishes at one of Ruidoso's local lakes. 

 

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

 

🐻UNBEARABLY GOOD🐻

sweet strawberry • subtle spice • ripe blackberry

Hope's current favorite wine in the Unbearably Good. Her favorite quality of this semi-sweet red is its aromas of sweet strawberry and cherry, and its hint of spice on the mid palate making each sip refreshingly balanced.

 
Unbearably Good

This red wine is not too sweet, not too dry, but just right! The name of the wine serves as a cute little sentiment to our hometown, as Ruidoso is known for it's bear sightings- particularly the baby bear cubs running around town each spring! 

  $18.00
 

PAIRING UNBEARABLY GOOD:

Hope recommends pairing Unbearably Good in the spring with freshly picked wild berries or a nice soft cheese-great for sitting around a campfire with friends and family!

3 OTHER WINES HOPE RECOMMENDS:

 

 

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