Mentioned in the news a few days ago, word from Berger & Argenti after the jump. As a bit of an editor’s note, expect a lot more press release posting over the next two and a half weeks as the IPCPR show looms upon us. The initial picture has one of the more interesting contrasts between the (dark) Ligero and the Connecticut Shade wrapper, and yeah, it’s actually grown in Connecticut. This debuts at the show, alongside the limited edition Entubar V32.
ENTUBAR™ CRV TO DEBUT AT IPCPR 2011
MIAMI – Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars today announced the official debut of ENTUBAR CRV will take place next month at the 79th Annual IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ENTUBAR CRV (Connecticut River Valley) is a medium-full flavored, super-premium extension of the sensational ENTUBAR cigar brand. Blended with flavorful, deeply aged Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos ensconced in a U.S. Connecticut #1 Grade Shade-Grown wrapper, ENTUBAR CRV is delicately packaged in rustic Spanish cedar boxes of 20 cigars and available in five (5) distinct vitolas: Corona Macho (4 5/8” x 48); Robusto (5 3/8” x 54); Double Corona (7 5/8” x 54); Torpedo (6 7/8” x 56) and Gran Toro (6 5/8” x 54).
“ENTUBAR CRV is a natural step in the evolution of the ENTUBAR brand, using a top grade, shade-grown U.S. Connecticut River Valley wrapper,” said Michael Argenti, president of Berger & Argenti. “The blend exhibits a wonderful dichotomy of flavor – rich, bold and complex yet very smooth and creamy.”
ENTUBAR CRV is the latest ENTUBAR brand extension to pay tribute to the time-honored Cuban cigar making technique known as ‘entubado’ while also establishing a revolutionary new process of manufacturing premium cigars. Each deeply aged Nicaraguan filler leaf that comprises all ENTUBAR cigars are carefully rolled creating delicate ‘scrolls’ of rich, flavorful tobacco. This age-old method ensures open chambers of air flow from the foot to the head of the cigar. The ligero tobacco, which lends the cigar its unique full body, are bunched independently and then placed into the center of the remaining ‘entubado’ rolled filler blend. This ‘channel’ of ligero tobacco ranges the full length of the cigar and extends 3/8” beyond the finished trimmed foot, creating a startlingly unique ‘fuse like’ appearance that assures a superior draw, flawless conical burn with a long white ash, and a myriad of complex flavors channeled directly onto the palate.