The newest Fratello is off to stores.
Fratello has begun shipping the Navetta Inverso, a three-size line that is based off the already-existing Navetta. As the name implies, the blend is inverted. What that means is that the wrapper is Nicaraguan, the binder is Ecuadorian and the fillers are from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
The original Navetta used an Ecuadorian oscuro wrapper, a Dominican binder and fillers from Nicaragua.
There are three sizes, not the same as the regular Navetta’s four sizes.
- Fratello Navetta Inverso Corona Gorda (5 7/8 x 46) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
- Fratello Navetta Inverso Robusto (5 1/4 x 54) — $11.25 (Boxes of 20, $225)
- Fratello Navetta Inverso Toro Grande (6 1/4 x 54) — $12.50 (Boxes of 20, $250)
The packaging is similar to the regular Navetta, though the color scheme has been reversed. Both the Navetta and Navetta Inverso are made at Joya de Nicaragua.