Tangent to the south end of the Rothenberg Vineyard is the well-known site Pettenthal. The soil of this famous vineyard is also comprised of red shale, but is slightly more weathered. The extremely friable, in certain parcels even sandy texture, yields wine of lighter structure with vibrant elegance. Despite the vineyard’s proximity to the Rothenberg, the two resulting wines differ greatly. The wines of the Pettenthal are distinguished by exotic fruit aromas from the moment of their youth and retain their refreshing character for many years. The steepest parcels of our estate are located in this vineyard.