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Noisy Water Winery

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
 
 
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

 
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! 

 

S∙A∙V∙E   T∙H∙E   D∙A∙T∙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

 
 
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

 
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.

 

Read More On The Magic

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!

 

 
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.

 

 
 
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!

 

Read More on The Magic

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:

 
Hannah Perry
 
June 2, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 
 

🍇 Yeast: Why it's Essential to the Winemaking Process 🍇

 

Yeasts are single-celled fungal organisms. Without them, there would be no alcohol. Not wine, nor beer, or any spirits distilled from various fermented carbohydrates. Yeast converts sugars into alcohol, which creates carbon dioxide and heat. This is how the dough in bread rises, how malted grain turns into beer and grapes turns into wine.

So how does it work?

 

Yeast cells cozy up in warm temperatures and a sugary environment that’s not too acidic. Not too cold, nor too sour, but just right.  Apart from sugar, yeasts also need nutrients like nitrogen and vitamins. As long as these conditions are met, yeasts will ferment fresh grapes into delicious wine.

 

2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir

Winemakers add yeast to most wines to emphasize aromas or flavors, but natural fermentation can also occur. That's exactly what occurred in the 2019 Wild Ferment Old Vine Pinot Noir! Left to its own devices, the crushed grapes will start to ferment due to natural yeasts present on grape skins and in the winery. 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
 
 

More Dry Red Wine For The Season

2017 Sangiovese
$22.00   $18.00
 
 
 
 
Hannah Perry
 
June 1, 2021 | Hannah Perry

June Newsletter

 
 
 

June is officially here and that means warm days, rainy afternoons, and cool evenings! Our Engle Vineyard is weathered and tough in its years, and it soaks up the warm sun gladly. Some even say that the dry desert climate is what makes our grapes so unique and authentic. As the grapes continue to grow, the team is working on improvements and experimentation in the farming side of things! We planted 3,000 new vines in Engle to introduce new varietals we can grow and hopefully enjoy in a few years! Some of these new vines were planted with different root stocks, to see if they are even more drought tolerant and cold resistant. 

 

Another project in the vineyard we are working on is inoculating the new vines with mycorrhizae, a fungus which grows in association with the roots of a plant in a symbiotic relationship, to help colonize good bacteria in the soil at the root zone. In other news, when the vines start to grow, the deer and antelope take that as a dinner invitation and munch on the leaves like its their own salad bar. 

 

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! 

 

N∙E∙W   L∙O∙C∙A∙T∙I∙O∙N

Over the summer, we have taken on the project of opening up a brand new tasting room in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Located in the Don Luis Plaza of Old Town, history and tradition define the culture that is so prominent here, and we are so excited to be a part of it. 

 

The projected opening date is by the end of this summer!

 
Wine Of The Month:
 

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. This aromatic classic presents sweet honey and zingy peach scents as flavors of tart pear, honeydew melon and lemon verbena dance their way through a bold citrus body and finish.

$24.00
 

-Take 35% Off Full Cases-

& 20% Off Half Cases of 2019 Chenin Blanc all month long

 

OVER $120 IN SAVINGS

 

🍷 IT'S TIME FOR WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS 🍷

Come hang out with us at any of the Tasting Rooms every Wednesday and get:

 

WINE CLUB MEMBER PARTY!

 

Reserve your spot now for our next wine release and Club Member Party on June 19th at Enchanted Vine!

We're very excited to introduce this new wine that we have collaborated along with Old Barrel Tea Co.! 

The event will run from 4-7pm and each membership is able to make 4 reservations

Make your reservation, and join us and the team from OBTC! 

 

BECOME A CLUB MEMBER TODAY

 

Gourmet Food of The Month:

Blood Orange Olive Oil

This cold-pressed olive oil is infused with blood oranges for an added citrus kick and is perfect to pair with the wine of the month, the 2019 Chenin Blanc. It's light hint of fruit makes it perfect to use in the warm summertime!

Unique Uses: Brownies, German chocolate cake, mandarin orange salad, baking, waffle & pancake batters

$7.50
 

What else is going on at Noisy?

 

This Father's Day we are offering free tastings in all of our tasting rooms to dads!


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!

 • 6th: Delaney Davis  & Rich

 • 12th: Bonfire & Jim Dixon

 • 13th: Jones & Miles, & Tomas Vigil

 • 18th: Emmanuel & Band

 • 19th: Tradd Tidwell & Kamikaze

 • 20th: Rich  & Marion

 • 27th: Marie Leck & Sierra Snow

 

Enchanted Vine will be closed for Private Events on June 5th and June 26th

 

 

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