Mombacho coming to Spain and Italy. Claudio Sgroi, master blender of the Nicaraguan cigar brand mentioned expanding distribution into the two Mediterranean countries during a conversation at the Intertabac Trade Show.
The two new Mombacho products that were on display at the trade show were the two new releases that were introduced at IPCPR. Those are the Cosecha 2014 and the Casa Favilli. The Mombacho Cosecha 2014 is the third consecutive Mombacho Cosecha release. In the past, the company released the Mombacho Cosecha 2012 and the Mombacho Cosecha 2013 as well. The cigars were rolled in 2016 and have been aging at the factory aging room ever since. And that factory is Casa Favilli in Granada, Nicaragua. The cigars for the Mombacho Cosecha 2015 and the Cosecha 2016 have been rolled as well and are aging as we speak. Production for the Mombacho Cosecha 2017 will start soon, even though those cigars won’t be released before 2022. As for the Mombacho Cosecha 2014, 750 boxes of 10 cigars have been produced. The cigars are Nicaraguan Puros like any other Mombacho cigar. The cigar comes in a 6×52 Toro size with a pigtail.
The other cigar on display was the Casa Favilli. The cigars are the first in the world with a Nicaraguan broadleaf wrapper. The seeds are American, yet the broadleaf is grown by Nicaraguan farmers exclusively for Mombacho. Casa Favilli is an old colonial mansion in the Nicaraguan city of Granada. Mombacho cigars turned that villa into their cigar factory. And now there’s a cigar line with the same name to pay tribute to the factory. The Casa Favilli cigars are Nicaraguan Puros. Mombacho president and blender Claudio Sgroi was looking for a Maduro wrapper, but couldn’t find the right one. So the company decided to try to grow Broadleaf wrapper in Nicaragua, with American seeds. And it worked out. Casa Favilli also utilizes Nicaraguan tobacco as a wrapper and filler.
The cigars come in three sizes. Those are a 5×50 Robusto, a 6×52 Toro, and a 5½x52 Torpedo. They all come in 12 count boxes. The production started in late 2018 and is now being shipped worldwide. According to Sgroi, Mombacho is working constantly with their farmers to ensure availability and tobacco for the broadleaf wrapper.