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The red grape variety is a new breed between Blauer Limberger ( Blaufränkisch ) x Dornfelder what happened through in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed. Synonyms are Cabernet Acolon, WE 71-816-102 and Weinsberg 71-816-102. The crossing took place in 1971 by the breeders Helmut Schleip and Bernd HE Hill at the State Teaching and Research Center for Wine and Fruit Growing in vineyard (Württemberg). The variety protection was granted in 2002. The early ripening vine produces a color-intensive, Limberger-like red wine with subtle tannins. It is mainly used in Germany grown and occupied here 482 hectares of vineyards with a rapidly increasing tendency. There are further stocks in England (4 ha) and Hungary (5 ha). In 2010 a total of 491 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Acolon - grape and leaf

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