*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Michel Schlumberger.
We’ve been drinking our way through Michel Schlumberger’s second label, Petanque. Tonight I grabbed the 2007 Petanque Sauvignon Blanc to drink with the grilled Cod I made. The Petanque line is designed to be easy drinking backyard wines to enjoy with friends over a lawn bowling game. The Sauvignon Blanc retails for $12.95, has a plastic cork closure, and clocks in at 13.8% alcohol by volume.
On the nose I found lime, spice, tropical notes, white flowers, pineapple, orange blossom, melon, and molasses. (That last note was a bit odd.) I liked the nose…I thought it promised good things in the mouth. In the mouth I got melon, lime, peach, and a general sense of overripe citrus. The mouth seemed to fall off and it wasn’t crisp like I expected from the nose.