Germany ( Weinstraße 79, Herxheim am Berg )
Petri is situated in Herxheim the northern part of the German wine route . The soil of the Herxheim vineyards consist predominantly of loess and marl, giving especially the Riesling a more fruit character and softer acidity. The soil of the vineyards on the Kallstadt have a higher sandstone content that gives the wine more acidity and minerality. On 22 Hectars 70% of white varietals are grown of which Riesling with more than half is the dominant grape followed by Pinot gris and Pinot blanc. Only a few years ago Max planted some Sauvignon Blanc and the first results are amazing. The elevation of 450 Meters over sea level increases the temperature difference during day and night to up to 20 degrees which gives the wines a distinct profile and character. On the red side Pinot Noir is the dominant grape and as he uses very little oak in the cellar his Pinot Noir is very fruit driven with an excellent nose.
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