Nelson Sauvin hop flowers. NZ - Crop 2018 (AA 11.1%)
Unique hop that imparts grape like flavours to the beer; flavours which
have been described as “Sauvignon Blanc, gooseberry, distinct, clean and fresh.
Pedigree A triploid variety bred from New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” and a selected New Zealand male. Developed at New Zealand HortResearch and released in 2000.
General Description Early trials with Nelson Sauvin immediately revealed it to be somewhat different in its brewing character compared to other hop cultivars. This variety imparts certain grape like flavours to the beer; flavours which have yet to be positively identified, and are described as “Sauvignon Blanc, gooseberry, distinct, clean and fresh”. To acknowledge this “Sauvignon Blanc” flavour the variety was named Nelson Sauvin. Nelson Sauvin is a 12 % alpha hop, with aromatic qualities that are certainly different and unique.
Beer Styles Specialty Lagers
Agronomics Maturity Mid to late season
Growth Habit Late shooting, vigorous spring growth, clavate frame
Cone Structure Compact cone, ovate shape
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good
HPLC Analysis Alpha Acids 12 - 13 %
Beta Acids 6 - 8 %
Cohumulone 24 % of Alpha Acids