Genny’s Pick: 2016 Indaba Chenin Blanc, $10.99

Not only is this nice, crisp, South African wine sustainably farmed, but Indaba is also the cornerstone of a philanthropic movement to bring early childhood education to those most in need in their Cape Winelands community. Considering that my education and background is in the early childhood field, that fact alone appealed to me. This almost clear colored Chenin Blanc opens with a fragrant green apple and honeysuckle bouquet. On the palate, it is medium bodied, well balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile offers gentle green apple with nicely integrated, mild minerality. I also detected hints of lemongrass. The finish is dry, and its flavors quietly fade away. This is a very versatile and food friendly Chenin. I paired it with a chicken dish from the grill, with roasted cherry tomatoes and peppers. A great value.