Red Grapes

Acolon - fine fruit, good structure

The red wine variety bred in Weinsberg, Württemberg, has conquered a place in the German red wine range within a few years.

As early as 1971, the vine growers in Weinsberg succeeded in breeding the Acolon variety from Lemberger and Dornfelder, which, however, only received approval from the Federal Office for Plant Variety Protection in 2002.

Today, the popular grape variety is cultivated on 444 hectares of vineyards (2021) and can be found mainly in Württemberg, but also in the Palatinate, in Rheinhessen and in Franconia. Acolon matures early and achieves considerable must weights. In addition to fine fruit aromas, the wines are characterized by a harmonious fullness and subtle tannins. With their deep red color and their spicy-fruity note, Acolon wines go well with strong cheese and meat dishes such as game and beef, but also with grilled fish, depending on the style of vinification.