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Grape (Vitis)
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Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Original pedigreeBlaufränkisch × Dornfelder
Notable regionsWürttemberg, Germany
BreederBernd Hill
Breeding instituteStaatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau Referat Rebenzüchtung und Rebenveredlung
Year of crossing1971
Formation of seedsComplete
Sex of flowersHermaphrodite

Acolon is a German wine grape variety, a cross between Blauer Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) and Dornfelder.[1]

It was created in 1971 at the Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau in Weinsberg (nr. Württemberg), Germany. The variety was officially recognised in 2002. It ripens early and produces a very color-intensive wine with mild tannins, resembling Lemberger. Currently it is growing experimentally on 1.35 square kilometres. Since 1981 it has often been used as a partner in creating new genetically diverse varieties.


  1. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 3 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6

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