Match of the week |  Pulled pork and pinot

Match of the week

Pulled pork and pinot

The problem about discovering your match of the week at someone’s else's house is that you can’t really take a photo of the food if you don’t know them that well.

Unless they’re on Instagram themselves and busily snapping away.

So you’ll have to take my word for it that this was an absolutely first rate dish of pulled pork with an excellent barbecue sauce and accompanying cornbread and slaw. Not the sort of food you’d think would go with an elegant Sonoma pinot but surprisingly it held its own.

The wine was a 2010 Marimar Estate Mas Cavalls pinot noir from the Dona Margarita vineyard I'd somehow forgotten about and discovered in my wine store but which was showing absolutely beautifully and was surprisingly not at all thrown off its stride by the punchy sides. You might think you shouldn’t serve a fine wine like this with such a rustic barbecue dish but this proves you don’t necessarily have to tiptoe round it.

The current 2013 vintage is available in the UK from Winedirect for £27.95.

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