Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 2000, Nelson Sauvin is a triploid variety bred from the New Zealand Smoothcone and a selected New Zealand male. It is known for being one of the most unique hop varieties, displaying strong fruit and white wine aroma characteristics.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include distinctive "New World" white wine characters; fruitiness with fresh crushed gooseberry and grape infused flavors.
Alpha Acid: 12 - 13%
Beta Acid: 6 - 8%