Winegrowers Supplies - Vine variety information
Acolon (originally known as We 71-816-102)
Mother: Blauer Limberger
Year of breeding: 1971
Year of entry into the German Federal Office's Varieties Register:
Wine Character - colour: red, high colour intensity, decent tannins
Time of bud-burst: later than Limberger
Strength of growth: strong, upright
Leaf: - size:
Grape bunch: - size:
- density: loose
Time of veraison: early
Grape yield: middle
Wood ripening: better than Limberger
Normal stem height:
Winter Pruning: eyes/buds per sq. metre of land occupied by the plant.
Advantages: The variety is now authorised in the UK.
Disadvantages: It is particularly prone to Downy Mildew (Peronospora), so a careful spray programme in necessary.