|Breeding number||We 71-816-102|
|Art||Grape vine ( Vitis vinifera subsp. Vinifera )|
|breeder||Helmut Schleip State teaching and research institute for viticulture and fruit growing|
|List of grape varieties|
Acolon is a red wine , in 1971 under the direction of Helmut Schleip (1910 to 1987) from the National Education and Research Institute for vineyards and orchards in the vineyard from the varieties Lemberger ( Gamay ) and mandrel fields crossed was. The grape varieties Cabernet Dorsa and Cabernet Dorio also come from the same cross .
From 1977 Bernd H. E. Hill took over the management of the seedling selection of the Acolon hybrid series, so he is officially the breeder of this hybrid. The grape variety was only granted variety approval and protection as a new breed from the Federal Plant Variety Office in 2002 . Acolon is a pure fantasy name.
Acolon is recommended for cultivation in traditionally good Black Riesling and Pinot Noir locations . The variety is early ripening (the harvest can take place almost at the same time as the early ripening Gutedel ) and reaches high must weights . The wines from the Acolon grape are Lemberger- like and intensely colored. They are described as full and harmonious, with a subtle tannin note at the same time . In 2014, 479 hectares (= 0.5% of the German vineyard area) were planted with the Acolon grape variety in Germany . In 2006, 460 hectares of arable land were planted after only 76 hectares were surveyed in 2001.
Lineage and Distribution
The vineyards in Germany are distributed among the individual growing areas as follows:
|Wine region||Vineyards (hectares)|
|Hessian mountain road||below 0.4|
There are small stocks in Switzerland - 2.45 ha, as of November 2018.
WE 71-816-102, Weinsberg 71-816-102
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