VegaFina has released a new limited edition cigar known as the VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Andullo. As the name indicates, the cigar uses Andullo cured-tobacco, one of the Dominican Republic’s oldest curing techniques.
Andullo tobacco undergoes a very different curing process than traditional cigar tobacco leaves. This involves putting tobacco leaves in palm seed pods. The pods are then wrapped in rope, causing the andullo tobacco to compress into a thick bar almost looking like a roll of salami. Once it has hardened, it typically is carved off.
For the VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Andullo, the Andullo cured tobacco is part of a filler consisting of Piloto, Pilotico, and Olor tobaccos from the Dominican Republic. A Dominican Olor leaf is also used as a binder and the cigar is finished with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. The cigar comes in one size – a 54 x 137 (54 x 5 3/8) “Magnum”. According to VegaFina, this is a new size that has been introduced into the portfolio. The VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Andullo is presented in 10-count boxes.
The VegaFina Fortaleza Andullo Limited Edition is not available in the U.S. market.
At a glance, here is a look at the VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Andullo:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Sumatra Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Olor
Filler: Dominican (Piloto, Pilotico, and Olor)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia
Magnum: 54 x 137mm (54 x 5 3/8)
Photo Credits: VegaFina, Tabacalera S.A.