Origin: New Zealand. A variety named for the Sauvignon
Blanc grape, with which it shares some aroma characteristics. Nelson
Sauvin™ was developed at Plant and Foods Research and released in 2000.
enough alpha acid content to make it truly dual-purpose, but best known
for its distinct gooseberry, white wine-like aroma. Nelson Sauvin’s
lush tropical fruit character and low cohumulone levels have made it a
favorite for IPA. Adds a lovely dimension to saison and wheat ales as
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Striking
and pronounced elements of cold-climate Sauvignon Blanc and freshly
crushed gooseberries. Also look for Key lime, pine needles, earthy dill,
and tropical fruit (lychee, papaya, passionfruit).