Mosel is the most famous of Germany's wine regions and is also the third largest in terms of production. It follows the path of the Mosel River from its meeting with the Rhine River near Koblenz, upstream and south-west to Germany's border with Luxembourg and France. The Mosel has a very cool, northern continental climate, and very steep slopes which are very effective in optimizing the vines’ exposure to sun, facilitating the ripening of the grapes. The Mosel region is most famous for its Riesling wines, but Muller-Thurgau is also widely planted. The best quality Mosel wines are some of the finest white wines in the world. Light and low in alcohol, they can be intensely fragrant with beguiling floral and mineral notes, and a wonderful balance of sweetness and acidity.