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Pettenthal

Single vineyard site (also Pettental) in the municipality of Nierstein in the German growing region of Rheinhessen. It is a part of the so-called "red slope" within the Rhine front. The name was already mentioned as a cadastral name in 1753. According to the most common version, it goes back to "Pater's Tal" (Valley of the Pater's = Valley of the Monks). In addition, the first name "Peter" as well as the frequent toad migrations are mentioned as the origin (Petten = local name for toads). The vineyards, which face east to south-east as well as south in a small side valley at an altitude of 50 to 170 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 2 to 70%, cover 31 hectares of vineyard area. The soils consist of fine-grained red clay slate(Rotliegendes) with in the flat parts also alluvial deposits and clayey loam. The best part includes the two Gewanne Floß and Ober-Rehbach in the upper part of the site. Here the varieties Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are cultivated. Shares in the vineyard are held, for example, by the Domhof Baumann, Domtalhof, Gehring Theo, Gröhl, Gunderloch, Heyl zu Herrnsheim, Huff Fritz Ekkehard, Keller Klaus, Kühling-Gillot, Louis Guntrum, Raddeck Stefan, Rappenhof, Rheinterrassenhof, Schätzel Kai, Schneider Georg Albrecht, Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim, St. Antony and Strub Walter.

Pettenthal - Rebflächen neben dem Rhein© Winery St. Antony

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