Once on holiday in East Crete one needs definitely to taste the wines and spirits of the Toplou Monastery. The products of Toplou are cultivated, produced and bottled in Crete, in the Sitia region.
Toplou Thrapsathiri Vilana is a white wine, available in 750 ml bottle. This dry white wine is cultivated from the vineyards of organic farming from the Holy Monastery of Toplou, one of the most significant and historic monasteries in Crete.
Delicate citrus and floral aromas of ripe apple with a touch of honey and some dried flowers. Full body with a fruity aftertaste and balanced acidity. Perfectly with dishes of white meat and seafood. The wine has been rewarded with a gold a Gold Medal at the Thessaloniki International Wine Competition in 2011 and commended several times at Decanter World Wine Awards. Made of the indigenous grape varieties Vilana and Thrapsathiri.
Vilana is the island’s white star with its fascinating fine aroma, its light taste and its refreshing lemon-scented acidity. Thrapsathiri is a variety grown everywhere in Crete, offering balanced wines, rich in flavor. This is where the white PDO Sitia wines draw their particular taste from. Available on the internet and in local supermarkets for under 10 Euro.
For more information about the organic products and the museum of the Monastery, check our detailed section of the Toplou Monastery.