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Pettenthal

Single location (also Pettental) in the community Nierstein in the German growing area Rheinhessen, It is part of the so-called "Red Hanging" within the Rhine front, The name was mentioned as a cadastral name as early as 1753. He goes back to the most common version on "Pater's Valley" (Valley of the Pater's = Valley of the Monks). In addition, as the origin of the first name "Peter" as well as the frequent toads migrations called (Petten = local name for toads). The east to southeast and in a small side valley also south facing vineyards in 50 to 170 meters above sea level with 2 to 70% slope Tilt cover 31 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of fine-grained red slate ( Rotliegendes ) with in the flat parts also alluvial soil and clay loam. The best part is the two bath Raft and Ober-Rehbach in the upper area of the location. Here are the varieties Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc cultured. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Domhof Baumann. Domtalhof. Gehring Theo. Gröhl. Gunderloch. Heyl to Herrnsheim. Huff Fritz Ekkehard. Keller Klaus. Kühling-Gillot. Louis Guntrum. Raddeck Stefan. Rappenhof. Rheinterrassenhof. Schatz Kai. Tailor Georg Albrecht. Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim. St. Antony and Strub Walter,

Pettenthal - vineyards next to the Rhine © Winery St. Antony

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