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New Zealand Nelson Sauvin™

A New Zealand powerhouse with ripe tropical fruit and wine-like aromatics.

Alpha Acid Range %
12.0-13.0
Beta Acid Range %
6.0-8.0
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
23-25
Total Oil mL/100 g
0.9-1.2

SKU: HNEL0044

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. A variety named for the Sauvignon Blanc grape, with which it shares some aroma characteristics. Nelson Sauvin™ was developed at Plant and Foods Research and released in 2000.

Brewing Application: High enough alpha acid content to make it truly dual-purpose, but best known for its distinct gooseberry, white wine-like aroma. Nelson Sauvin’s lush tropical fruit character and low cohumulone levels have made it a favorite for IPA. Adds a lovely dimension to saison and wheat ales as well.

Sensory: Striking and pronounced elements of cold-climate Sauvignon Blanc and freshly crushed gooseberries. Also look for Key lime, pine needles, earthy dill, and tropical fruit (lychee, papaya, passionfruit).

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid to Late Season

Yield: Moderate

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