Primitivo Pulled Pork Sandwiches

“This pulled pork pairing highlights the spiciness and berry fruit of the Primitivo. Great for a Fall evening.”
– John Koetzner, Tasting Room Sales Associate

Ingredients for Pulled Pork:
4 ½ to 5 lbs. pork shoulder, with excess fat trimmed off
2 onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. chili powder
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. liquid smoke
2 cups homemade BBQ Sauce, or your favorite
1 cup AVV Primitivo
2 Tbsp. chipotle purée
Rolls for serving

Ingredients for Homemade BBQ Sauce:
2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
½ cup cider vinegar
5 Tbsp. light brown sugar, or molasses
5 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper

Method of Preparation for Pork:
1) Mix onions, garlic, ground pepper, chili powder, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke together.
2) Place pork shoulder in crock pot.
3) Pour mixture on top.
4) Cover crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat pulls apart easily.
5) Once cooked, take meat out and shred with a fork. Discard excess fat and liquid from cooking.
6) Put meat back in the crock pot with BBQ sauce, AVV Primitivo and chipotle purée. Let cook for another 30 minutes on low to blend all the flavors.
7) Serve on a roll with coleslaw or your favorite salad if desired.

Method of Preparation for Homemade BBQ Sauce:
1) Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and set aside until step 6 above.