Alpha Acid: 9.4%
Purpose: For bittering and aroma
Country of origin: New Zealand
The name "Nelson Sauvin" comes from the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape, which many agree has similar taste and aroma characteristics. Developed in New Zealand and released in 2000, it is considered too wild for most of the big brewers. Nevertheless, Nelson Sauvin is widely used in craft breweries and homebrewers due to its eccentric properties.
This variety of hops has recently become very popular in the production of American-style Pale Ales and Ipa. Nelson Sauvin's oil profile is complex and fortunately works well as an aromatic and flavor hop as well as a bittering hop.