As early as 1971, the grapevine breeders in Weinsberg succeeded in breeding the new Acolon variety from Lemberger and Dornfelder, which, however, did not receive approval from the Federal Office for Plant Variety Protection until 2002.
New breed from this year
Cultivation and significance
The red wine variety bred in Weinsberg, Württemberg, has conquered a place in the German red wine assortment within just a few years.
As early as 1971, the vine breeders in Weinsberg successfully bred the new Acolon variety from Lemberger and Dornfelder, although it was not authorised by the Federal Office for Plant Variety Protection until 2002. Today, the popular grape variety is cultivated on 436 hectares of vineyards (2022) and is mainly found in Württemberg, but also in the Palatinate, Rheinhessen and Franconia. Acolon ripens early and achieves considerable must weights.
Vinification and taste
In addition to fine fruit flavours, the wines are characterised by a harmonious fullness and subtle tannins. With their deep red colour and spicy, fruity notes, Acolon wines are an excellent accompaniment to strong cheese and meat dishes such as game and beef, as well as grilled fish, depending on the style of ageing.
At a glance
New variety from 1971 from the Dornfelder x Lemberger grape varieties
Early ripening, less susceptible to disease
Aroma: black cherry, blackberry, juniper, tobacco, blueberry
Which grape varieties are the parents of the Acolon grape variety?
Acolon was successfully bred from the Lemberger and Dornfelder grape varieties.