At first, there are ripe yellow peach and Asian pear aromas. Then the wine blossoms, adding bitter honey, wet stone, apricot, and pink grapefruit to the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with barely perceptible, perfectly integrated sweetness, minerality, and firm natural acidity. The peach and citrus flavors seem to ripen in the glass, and the wine has a lingering, mineral finish. A classic Nahe Riesling to drink with the simplest, most elegant seafood, like crabmeat without adornment. And it shines alongside a roasted bird or a ham. About this wine producer: The view from the L232 across the bottom of the valley toward Monzingen is staggering: a sheer wall of red and blue Devon slate capped by the looming, brooding Soonwald, which extends for twenty-five kilometers beyond the northern horizon. The Romans planted vines here in the time of Marcus Aurelius, because the palpably warm thermal wind that rushes up out of the valley melted the snow earliest in the spring. Since the 1960s, Werner (now joined by his son, Frank) Schönleber, has been reclaiming the tradition of fine wine in Monzingen, with his ambitious reclamation of the Frühlingsplätzchen and Halenberg vineyards, both of which are considered among the Großes Gewächs (Grand Crus) of Germany.