PETTENTHAL | VDP.GROSSE LAGE
90 - 170 m in elevation, approx. 70 – 100% gradient, red clay slate, 20.62 classified hectares
Pettenthal was our first historic site on the Roter Hang. In the late 1980s, Carolin’s father purchased several rows of vines during that era’s biggest downturn. Volume was considered more important than origin at that time, and furthermore Pettenthal was held to be overly toilsome to cultivate. In retrospect, it was also our tremendous fortune that our parcel is the steepest site in all of Rheinhessen. Today we cultivate 110 rows on this prized site, on terroir second to none as a cradle of Riesling, just as it has always been.