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New Zealand Nelson Sauvin™

Alpha Acid Range %
12.0 - 13.0
Beta Acid Range %
6.0 - 8.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
23 - 25
Total oils mls/100 gr.
0.9 - 1.2


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

Origin: New Zealand. Named for the Sauvignon Blanc grape, with which it shares some aroma characteristics. Nelson Sauvin™ is in demand for its fruity, wine-like aromatics.

Usage: 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 favourite in new-school American IPA. Adds a lovely dimension to saison and wheat ales as well.

Aroma & Flavour Characteristics: Very complex. 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: no data

Yield: no data