Nelson Sauvin™ was developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research as part of the New Hop Variety Development Program and was released in 2000. It was created from New Zealand Smoothcone and a selected male. It is an excellent all-round hop, capable of producing both punchy Ales and subtle, bitter Lagers. Its name comes from the Sauvignon Blanc aromas that it develops and which are very specific to it.
Aromas: White wine, grape, gooseberry
Usage: Pale Ale, Wheat Saison
- Alpha: 10 - 14%.
- Beta: 6 - 8%.
- Cohumulone: 22 - 26%.
Cumulative oils: 1.1 - 1.5ml/100g
Possible substitutes: Hallertau Blanc, Pacific Jade, Pacifica.
OriginNew Zealand Type of hops: Aromatic Form: Pellets