Müller-Thurgau is a white grape variety that was created in the early 20th century by crossing Riesling with Madeleine Royale. It is known for producing wines that are light-bodied, with a fresh, crisp taste and a gentle floral aroma. Müller-Thurgau wines often exhibit flavors of green apple, citrus, and peach, with a subtle hint of nutmeg or other spices in some instances. This variety ripens early and can thrive in cooler climates, making it a popular choice in regions such as Germany, Switzerland, and Northern Italy. Müller-Thurgau wines are typically best enjoyed young, when their fresh and fruity characteristics are most pronounced.