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Noisy Water Winery

Hannah Perry
 
July 14, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

πŸ‡Time on the Vine and Nature's Variables:πŸ‡

 

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?

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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 βˆ™ ACIDIC βˆ™ CRSIP

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Late Harvest Wines:

RICH βˆ™ BOLD βˆ™ BALANCED

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2019 La Vida Dulce

Low Inventory

$24.00
 
 
2019 Deviance

Low Inventory

$27.00
 
 
Hannah Perry
 
July 7, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 

πŸ‡ Port Wine: Here's The Scoop: πŸ‡

 

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 

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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

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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!
 
Hannah Perry
 
July 1, 2021 | Hannah Perry

July Newsletter

 

FARMING UPDATE:

 

July is officially here, and we are loving the cool afternoon rainstorms to pair wine sipping on the porch with. The grapes are beginning to transform as their tiny flowers have been pollinated and have grown in to small, green clusters of hard berries into what we will soon recognize as grapes! New Mexicans get really excited about rain but so do the vines! The vineyards are soaking up the extra moisture and are enjoying a well deserved break from the hot sun. A healthy amount of shade, sun exposure, humidity and dryness are all essential components that determines the success of the crop yield. Grape growing is a tedious game of luck, risk and strategy, but New Mexico's weather pattern captures all those things-sometimes in one day! 

 

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! 

 

Sβˆ™Aβˆ™Vβˆ™E   Tβˆ™Hβˆ™E   Dβˆ™Aβˆ™Tβˆ™E

Over the summer, we have taken on the project of opening up a brand new tasting room in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Noisy Water is moving into a space formerly occupied by the renowned Basket Shop of Old Town. To preserve the rich history and memories of the space, all original flooring, exposed brick and original signs will be preserved, creating an atmosphere that captures the essence of New Mexican culture and history while showcasing New Mexican wine. Our neighbors at Happy Hiker, Lapis Room, Flying Road Runner Bakery and Sheehan Winery are part of a revitalization effort to get Old Town back on its feet with new and improved opportunities for locals and tourists alike.

 

Projected opening date: Early August!

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW BUSINESSES AND PLANS FOR THE PLAZA

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Wine Of The Month:
 

2019 Zia Chardonnay

buttery • crisp citrus • vanilla

Our 2019 Zia Chardonnay is a complex dry white wine that makes everyone happy and is completely shareable. It compliments activities of everyday life (especially in the summer)such as picnics, parties and even pairs well with buttered popcorn and a movie. Designated 4th of July wine perhaps? This people pleaser has a pale golden hue and an aroma of crisp pear. Notes of green apple and ripe fruit meet at the mid palate as vanilla buttery notes create a gorgeous finish.

$22.00
 

-Take 35% Off Full Cases-

& 20% Off Half Cases of 2019 Zia Chardonnay all month long

SAVE OVER $90 PER CASE

 
 

🍷  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:

 

WINE CLUB MEMBER EVENTS!

 

LET'S GET WILD Friday July 23rd

Join us at our CLOUDCROFT TASTING ROOM, and try two wines that aren't on the menu! We'll be bringing the newly released 2020 Wild White and the 2019 Wild Ferment Pinot Noir

 

There will be live music from Dayne Pack and cheese and charcuterie boards provided!

only 2 reservations per membership

 

TASTE THE NOISY ARCHIVES Saturday July 24th

Events at the Library are back and we'll be hanging out with you on the 24th with a couple bottle from the Noisy Archive! Stop in and we'll be tasting the 2014 Chardonnay de Dios and the 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon!

 
 

BECOME A CLUB MEMBER TODAY

 

Gourmet Food of The Month:

Relleno Brothers New Mexico Salsa De Arbol

This summer, we are sipping on a variety of sweet chilled wines! If you've never paired some salsa with a sweet rosé, now is the time to start! Your taste buds will thank you. This special Relleno Brothers salsa is made with arbol chiles that definitely have an extra bite and unique flavor profile. These chiles have have a hint of nuttiness with a searing, acidic heat. The drying process of the chiles enhances those unique flavors, making one of a kind salsa. 

$7.95
 

What else is going on at Noisy?

 

Book a tour of the winery or private tasting in our Library! 

 

Live Music every weekend at Enchanted Vine and join our farmers and craft market, open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at Enchanted Vine, browse with a glass in hand! 

 

Check out this months lineup!

 

Saturday 3rd

Jim Dixon 12-3pm

Eugene 4-7pm

 

 Sunday 4th

Jim Dixon 2-5pm

 

Saturday 10th

Delaney Davis 12-3pm

Matthew Palmer 4-7pm

 

Sunday 11th

Tradd Tidwell 12-2pm

Sierra Snow 3-6pm

 

Saturday 17th

Bonfire 12-2pm

Eugene 4-7pm

 

Sunday 18th

Tomas Vigil 12-2pm

Richard Vidmer 3-6pm

 

Friday 23rd

Gary Gorence 4-7pm

 

Sunday 25th

Eugene 11-2pm

Tradd Tidwell 3-6pm

 

Enchanted Vine will be closed for Private Events on July 16th and July 31st

 
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

 
 

πŸ‡ Oxygen: Wine's Best Friend & Worst EnemyπŸ‡

 

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.

 

Read More On The Magic

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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

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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!

 

 

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