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Acolon is a red wine grape created by the hybridization of Dornfelder and Lemberger by viticulturalists in Germany in 1971. The main production areas are Pfalz, Wurttemberg, Rheinhessen and Franken.
Wines made from Acolon grapes are described as having cherry, berry and spice flavors, with a subtle plum aroma generally attributed to its Dornfelder heritage. Acolon creates a soft wine, deep red and with mild tannins, sometimes made in sweet styles. These qualities make the variety suitable for cooler climates, where the growing conditions often make it difficult to achieve deep color and ripe tannins. Blended with other grapes, Acolon contributes its own flavors and may dilute the less-ripe characteristics of the other components. It also has sufficient character to produce varietal wines of acceptable quality.
Acolon was first officially recognized as a variety in 2002, three decades after Read more »
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