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Nelson Sauvin (NZ)

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$8.50

We've purchased this hop in bulk and have lovingly vacuumed sealed it for you, to retain maximum flavour and aroma, PLUS bring you the best price. All our hops are kept refrigerated before you buy them.

An aroma /dual purpose flavour hop with distinctive “New World” white wine characters (12-13 % AA)

Breeding: 

A triploid variety bred from the New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” and a selected New Zealand male. Developed at New Zealands Plant and 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.

Selection: 

Described during selection as “breathtaking” Nelson Sauvin has the unique ability to impart a distinctive cool climate white wine “fruitiness”. The complexity of the oils profile has seen selectors stretched looking for descriptors to document this unique new world variety.

Brewing: 

A hop that may require judicious application in the brew house, this truly unique dual-purpose variety can be used to produce big punchy Ales as well as subtle aroma driven Lagers. The fruitiness may be a little overpowering for the un-initiated, however those with a penchant for bold hop character will find several applications for this true brewer's hop.

The Quintessential New Zealand Hop

Applications: 

Very much at home in the new-world styles such as American Pale Ale and IPA’s.  This hop is considered by some as being extreme and it certainly makes it presence felt in speciality craft and seasonal beers while having gained a considerable international reputation in recent times.

Current alpha acid 10.8%  -Alpha acid often varies, please inquire directly if you wish this confirmed.

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