Nierstein

Pettenthal

90 - 170 m elevation, approx. 50 - 60% gradient.

Borders the Rothenberg to the south. The Pettenthal name is believed to have originated in the period when the Church owned the vineyards (Paters Tal = Valley of the Monks). Here too the red slate and red sandstone of the famous "Rotliegend" soil are most prevalent.

With an incline measuring over 70%, our parcels in the Pettenthal are the steepest vineyard parcels anywhere in Rheinhessen. The rock formations that run through the entire Roter Hang are most defined at the surface here. The extremely thin humus layer forces the vines to dig deep to find nutrition.

Pettenthal Riesling is known for its stunning expressiveness. Dominant tobacco aromas join with notes of freshly struck flint, underscored with the gentle influence of primary fruit.