Production Areas

Geologically and climatically very diverse, our production areas will produce – after optimal plantation, harvest and processes – leaves of very rich varieties. Their aroma, taste and strength specificities then will allow the blending of cigars with excellent and captivating flavour diversity.

Our plantations are distributed in 5 different regions:

Condega Region

Altitude: City around 562 m (13°21'0" N / 86°24'0" W), but lands from 500 to 600m.
Geography: The Central Highlands / North Nicaragua.
Geology: Province 6113 - Middle America Province.
Administration: Medium size city of the Department of Estelí.

Profile: Similar to Estelí, these soils are formed from extrusive volcanic rock formations (Tertiary) with sedimentary alluvial deposits (Quaternary) in some localities.

Tasting notes: Tasting specificities quite similar to Estelí but with a slight different leaf texture partly due to the difference of altitude.

Estelí Region

Altitude: City around 856 m (13°5'0" N / 86°21'0" W), but lands from 700 to 900m (surrounding mountains up to 1600m)
Geography: The Central Highlands / North Nicaragua.
Geology: Province 6113 - Middle America Province.
Administration: Capital of the Department of Estelí.

Profile: Brown to black coloured, soils are formed from volcanic rocks formations predominantly extrusive (Tertiary) with localized sedimentary alluvial deposits (Quaternary) predominantly in some of the valleys. Estelí soils profiles reveal high content of minerals such as magnesium and potassium. The high mineral contents make these soils relatively basic.

Tasting notes: The synergy between the soil specificities, the sun exposure and the humidity leads to the production of black tobacco leaves of pronounced fortaleza. Estelí soils provide strength, combustibility and white ash. Also characterized by spices and rustic aromatic touches, Estelí may bring somehow the spine of the cigar blend.

Jalapa Region

Altitude: City around 668 m (13°55'0" N / 86°8'0" W), but lands from 500 to 700m.
Geography: The Central Highlands / North Nicaragua (border with Honduras).
Geology: Province 6122 – Chiapas Massif-Nuclear Central America.
Administration: Medium size city in the Department of Nueva Segovia.

Profile: Red to brown coloured, soils are formed either from sedimentary alluvial deposits (Quaternary), either from volcanic-intrusive formations (Cretaceous).
Red to brown coloured, these soils are more acidic than other Nicaraguan profiles.

Tasting Notes: Generous in sweet and complex notes, Jalapa brings the flavor and the roundness of the cigar. Very balanced in their diversity, these leaves provide the subtlety and richness of the cigar. Jalapa is world renowned for its production of renowned high quality wrappers.

Ometepe Island Region

Altitude: lands from 30 to 50m.
Geography: The Pacific Lowlands / South Nicaragua. Island composed of two volcanoes, the Concepción and the Maderas on Lake Nicaragua.
Geology: Province 6087 - Choco Pacific Basin.
Administration: Island on Lake Nicaragua in the Department of Rivas.

Profile: Dark coloured extrusive volcanic soils (quaternary and tertiary edifices) with one localized presence of quaternary alluvium. Due to eruptions, Omotepe island soils are formed from deposits of volcanic ashes (tuff), silicic pyroclastic rocks (derived from fragments of pre-existing volcanic rocks formed from felsic thick and short lava coulees), and volcanic epiclastic rocks (derived from erosion and weathering of volcanoes or ancient volcanic terrains).

Tasting Notes: Omotepe provides leaves that deliver rich fragrances of sweet and chocolate scents and a typically Nicaraguan nice strength / aromatic profile.
The presence of the brackish waters of the Lake Nicaragua probably brings an additional richness to the land of the island. Is there another parallel to make with another famous island?

Somoto Region

Altitude: City around 704 m (13°29'0" N / 86°35'0" W), but lands from 600 to 800m.
Geography: The Central Highlands / Northeast Nicaragua.
Geology: Province 6113 - Middle America Province.
Administration: Capital of the Department of Madriz.

Profile: With geological characteristics very similar to Estelí region, soils of Somoto are in some areas formed from layers of marine sedimentary deposits (post-Eocene) and metamorphic rocks (Palaeozoic and Precambrian). This makes the Nicaraguan soil geologically closest to the soil of the Vuelta Abajo.

Tasting notes: black tobacco leaves produced in Somoto show dominant and well-rounded fortaleza. This tends to give the blend smooth and velvety aromatic tones.


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