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The red grape variety is a new breed between Blauer Limberger ( Blaufränkisch x Dornfelder What happened in 2012 DNA analysis was 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 Institute of Viticulture and Pomology 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. She is mainly in Germany cultivated and occupied here 482 hectares of vineyards with a strong upward trend. There are more 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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