A friend gave me some venison from her family's bounty after this year’s deer hunting season. I'm looking forward to making a savory, hearty venison stew or perhaps trying venison chili with what she gave me. I know which wine I’ll be drinking with whichever dish I choose to make, Eagle’s Rock Malbec.
I picked up a bottle of Eagle’s Rock’s 2012 vintage earlier this week at the local liquor store. I was in the mood to choose a bottle of something I’d never heard of and take my chances. I’ve discovered some of my favorite bargain wines this way.
This dry red wine is 100 percent malbec, fruity and spicy. It was lovely right out of the bottle; it didn’t need a food pairing to be enjoyable. However, with my first glass I found myself craving beef or venison. It was as if the wine was asking me to get the venison out of my freezer and put them together.
The wine is produced and bottled by Finca La Celia in Argentina, a winery that’s committed to eco-friendly production. The winery’s website details the sustainability initiatives it participates in, composting, biodiversity, recycling and more. What really impressed me about this vineyard is the childcare for the workers’ children, where they receive education, food and even medical assistance. The childcare is available for both permanent and seasonal employees.
I'm happy to have discovered another sustainable bargain wine to add to my list. I paid $9.99 for Eagle's Rock Malbec. It was not a sample provided by the winery.
Wine, beer and spirits disclaimer: I am not paid by any producer of wine, beer or spirits to write about their product, although the company may provide me with a sample of the product. I am not a professional reviewer of wine, beer or spirits. I'll write about the product if it's something that I like and if I think the producer is working toward making the product in an environmentally friendlier fashion.