Selected, blended and aged in France by Sélections Chartier at Maison Fezas SARL Domain, Larroque–sur–L’Osse, Gers, France. Available at IGA stores.
Complementary ingredients for a successful harmony
Despite the exuberant aromatic signature of this very dry wine and its lively acidity on the palate, it is not without body and volume. François Chartier wanted to create a gastronomic white that is also versatile and generous. The Grand Touski pairs well with a wide range of foods and is equally at home with summer cuisine and the heartier dishes of autumn and winter.
This white wine will go well with your favourite recipes and many ingredients: cheeses, including cheese curds, raw fish, marinated fish, ginger, mint, green vegetables, spicy sauce, mussels, shellfish, kale, rhubarb, sea buckthorn berries, grapefruit, cauliflower, radish, onion, garlic and fennel, not to mention sushi, fried chicken and poutine. No matter what you cook with two or more of these ingredients, this wine will always bring harmony to the meal and to the glass.
The native Gros Manseng and Colombard varietals give this dry white an incredibly exotic and expressive profile. This wine is from southwest France and was blended with grapes from the exceptional 2015 vintage in the Gers region (where Armagnac also originates), specifically from a domain located in the heart of the highly gastronomic and viticultural Côtes de Gascogne appellation. François Chartier made this wine with the help of oenologist Pascal Chatonnet and the Fezas family, fifth generation winegrowers and winemakers.
A new white wine revolution is under way. Tired of buying white wines loaded with residual sugars? This incredibly aromatic dry French white will change your mind and surprise your taste buds. The sixth label from the Vins Harmonies line will seduce you with its exotic, California profile – think White Revolution, but sugar-free – and its aromas of passion fruit, papaya and lime. Moreover, le Grand Touski is sold at a price that defies competition! It is the most affordable of all the European wines elaborated by François Chartier and his partners to date.
Origin of the name
« Le Grand Touski » refers to the French concept of “touski”, a contraction of “tout ce qu’il y a” (everything there is), meaning a dish prepared with whatever is left in the fridge and pantry. Chartier wanted to make a dry white wine that could pair with whatever is in the fridge as well as with last minute life savers such as sushi, fried chicken, and poutine!