The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® PETTENTHAL is, along with the HIPPING GL, one of the core vineyards of the Roter Hang. It is situated halfway between Nierstein and Nackenheim with an east to southeast exposition directly overlooking the Rhine. A small section even faces due south toward the sun. The PETTENTHAL GL lays up to 90 metres a.s.l. and rises above the flat foot of the slope and increases to a very steep 70 percent in the upper reaches. Particularly in the steep section, the soil is comprised of iron-rich clayey slate with a fine-grained texture – the red soil that gives the Roter Hang its name. The light reflected by the Rhine River amplifies the solar radiation and influences the microclimate here, particularly because the sunshine arrives early due to an opening toward the Upper Rhine Plain. The east aspect helps protect the site from cold winds. The main variety is Riesling.
History: The cadastre name exists since 1753.