Ken Forrester 2006 Stellenbosch Petit Chenin ($9.99)
This is a transparent, straw color wine with fresh, delicate scents of honeydew melon and lime juice. Similar on the palate but much more forward, a burst of green melon and snappy citrus, medium-bodied, dry and refreshingly acidic. The proprietary name "Petit" belies rather high alcohol for a white wine at 14%, but it doesn't manifest itself as harshness or heat. Fine Chenin Blanc. US Importer: Boutique Wine Collection, Philadelphia. (Mar 2, 2007)
FOOD MATCH: A delight with chunks of mixed fish (sea bass, grouper, tuna and cod) sauteed meuniere style and served over conchiglie in a light wasabi cream.
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