Joya de Nicaragua has announced a new annual limited edition series aimed at the market in Spain called Rosalones Seleccion Bodegas. This series will feature limited-edition cigars that can be paired with wines from the Iberian region.
Rosalones is a brand that has a long history with Joya de Nicaragua. It can be traced back to the 1970s, but was discontinued in 1990. In 2011, the Rosalones brand was revived at the request of the team that represents Joya de Nicaragua in Spain.
The Rosalones Selección Bodega is an extension of the original Rosalones band. Joya de Nicaragua is working with Wine and Cigar Sommelier Agustin López to pair up the blends with a wine. The 2022 edition of Rosalones Selección Bodega is meant to pair with a red wine from the Rioja region of Spain. The cigars are going to be exclusive to the Spanish market.
The blend for the Rosalones Selección Bodega consists of a Habano Ecuador wrapper over all Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigar comes in one size – a 6 x 50 Toro.
“Spain was instrumental in the development of the tobacco industry as we know it today, hence the importance it has had over the years. And for us it has been the same, Spain is very important, we have been in this market for many years, and many smokers have supported our brands. ROSALONES SELECCIÓN BODEGAS is a tribute to our friends, Albert and Ernest, our local team, the tobacconists, and the fans in general. I hope you enjoy these cigars from my land that are intertwined with the wonderful wines of yours, as much as we do,” commented Juan Ignacio Martinez, Executive President of Joya de Nicaragua in a press release.
“I feel very proud and it has been a privilege for me to be able to collaborate in this great pairing with Joya de Nicaragua, a company with more than 50 years of existence and a world leader in the art of tobacco. I have contributed my grain of sand to this project, where we have worked side by side, contributing ideas to continue innovating and creating ROSALONES SELECCIÓN BODEGAS, where the tradition and history of Nicaraguan tobacco and wines from La Rioja come together. I hope that the people of Spain enjoy this excellent combination for the delight of the senses,” added Agustin López.
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