Developed in New Zealand by what is now known as Plant & Food Research (Brand 85-03-06). Bred from the New Zealand variety Smoothcone and a selected New Zealand male. Its character – fresh crushed gooseberry and ‘new world’ white wine – is similar to the descriptor for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, which gives rise to the variety’s name. It is known for being one of the most unique hop varieties, displaying strong fruit and ‘new world’ white wine aroma characteristics. It also has a reputation for unleashing the potential of other brewing ingredients.