Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a versatile chenin blanc from Ken Forrester

Chenin blanc (formerly known as steen) is South Africa’s signature white grape. Currently at the LCBO, this bargain-priced chenin is a highly versatile food wine. It’s light straw in colour and offers a minerally nose of pear with a floral top note. It’s medium-bodied, clean and dry with pear and peach flavours. A well-made wine of good value.

Food match: blackened shrimp

Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2011, $12.95, LCBO #266106

Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.