Nahe is a small German wine-growing region named after the river which is crossing through it. It is an old region dating back to Roman times with plentitude of evidence for viticulture practises. After the Romans, the Benedictine monks from the Rupertsberg monastery took over the vineyards and have continued to make wine. The region has mild temperatures and lots of sunshine which is creating an excellent climate for wine growing in this sunny valley with low-rain. Nahe has an extraordinary range of soil types, because of its turbulent geological history, which results in steeper sites of volcanic stones, and those with red, clayish slate seem predestined for elegant, zesty Riesling wines of great finesse and light spiciness. Other parts of the region consist of loam, loess and sandy soils, which are yielding lighter, fragrant Müller-Thurgau wines with a flowery note, and Sylvaner with more full-bodied and earthy wines. Pinot Noir is also planted under the name Spätburgunder and has a distinctive and very expressive style. Nahe is a great wine region to be discovered with one of the most intriguing wines from the country.