Riesling late harvest wine, dry, 2011
This wine, with a bouquet of yellow fruits, perfectly complements the uncomplicated, yet aromatic dish. It is intense and soft at the same time and is enjoyed best at 7 – 10°C (45 – 50°F).
Preheat the grill. Halve and stone the apricots.
Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. For the barbecue sauce, combine Dijon mustard, medium-hot mustard, black beer, cider, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcester sauce, garlic clove and pepper in a pan. Bring to a slow boil and let it reduce by half. Season generously with salt.
Rub pork chops with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
Sear pork chops for approx. 2 – 3 min. on each side on the hot grill.
Transfer chops into an ovenproof pan and brush generously with barbecue sauce. Add apricots and walnuts and finish cooking in the oven for approx. 10 – 15 min. at 200°C/400°F until apricots have softened. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a fresh summer salad.