Nelson Sauvin
An aroma and dual-purpose flavour hop with distinctive ‘New World’ white wine characters. Very much at home in the new-world styles such as American Pale Ale and IPA. This hop is considered by some as being extreme and it certainly makes its presence felt in speciality craft and seasonal beers while having gained a considerable international reputation in recent times.

Flavour profile

Gooseberry, new world white wine

Ancestry

Nelson Sauvin Brand 85-03-06 is a triploid variety bred from the New Zealand variety Smoothcone and a selected New Zealand male. Developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research and released in 2000, the essential oil profile displays characteristics of fresh crushed gooseberries a descriptor often used for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, giving rise to this variety’s name.

Recommended beer styles

Analytical data

Cultivation Area

New Zealand

Ancestry

Nelson Sauvin Brand 85-03-06 is a triploid variety bred from the New Zealand variety Smoothcone and a selected New Zealand male. Developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research and released in 2000, the essential oil profile displays characteristics of fresh crushed gooseberries a descriptor often used for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, giving rise to this variety’s name.

Alpha Acids (%)

12.0 – 13.0%

Beta Acids (%)

6-8%

Alpha/Beta Ratio

Cuhomulone (% of alpha acids)

24%

Total Oils (ml/100g)

1.1ml/100g

Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha)

79

Myrcene (% of whole oil)

22.2

Linalool (% of whole oil)

Caryophyllene (% of whole oil)

10.7%

Farnesene (% of whole oil)

0.4%

Humulene (% of whole oil)

36.4%

Selinene (% of whole oil)

Humulene/Caryophllene Ratio

3.6