The newest VegaFina pays tributes to one of the Dominican’s oldest tobacco methods.
It’s called the VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Andullo, which includes andullo tobacco which refers to a unique way of processing the leaves. Instead of being harvested and placed in pilones—basically extremely large piles of tobacco that are rotated in and out as the leaves process—as is the case for most cigars, andullo tobacco is wrapped into large pods known as yaguas after being harvested. These pods are then rooted into the ground while the tobacco cures. Part of this process is shown on the boxes of the cigars.
The VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Andullo is a 5 2/5 x 54 size that uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Dominican olor binder and Dominican olor and piloto fillers.
It will be priced at €6.50 ($7.09) in Spain. Production is limited to 4,980 boxes of 10 cigars, some of which have already arrived. Due to coronavirus COVID-19, some markets—like Spain—will wait longer to see the cigar arrive on shelves. Tabacalera S.L.U., which oversees the VegaFina brand, says that it does not expect the Fortaleza 2 Andullo to arrive in Spain until September.
Like most VegaFinas, it will not be sold in the U.S.