Nicaragua is one of the newest, most beautiful and, even today, one of the most promising regions of the cigar. Tobacco plantations are growing on this volcanic land where the fire of the earth is not far below the earth’s crust (the still hot volcanoes of Momotombo, Cerro Negro in Leon, Coyotepe in Managua).
The typicality of Nicaraguan tobaccos is due to their aromatic power linked to great finesse, an ideal compromise between power and pleasure. It is no coincidence that he is the new cigar “Eldorado”.
The Cumpay are made at Tabaco Segovia factory. It is set around a patio bordered by arcades where several hundred people, mostly women, are busy. The Cumpay take their name from Maya Selva (owner of the factory), In the Indian language of the “Tawakha” tribe who lived on this land, “cumpay” meant the rolled tobacco leaf. Maya Selva is aptly named (Selva means forest), she knows her story from the tip of the sheets. She says: “Besides, in the surrounding mountains there are still Indians who make their own cigars using this method, and bury the leaves in pestles in their garden to ferment them. “
Cumpay cigars are Maya Selva’s latest creation. She launched it in 1999. A singular cigar, she says, for at least three reasons: “The three terroirs of Nicaragua are part of its composition: Jalapa and its finest clay soil which gives cape and under-cape , Estelí with its volcanic sand and the Pacific and its rich, granite and volcanic lands. The four modules are exclusively a blend of these unique terroirs.
Boîte de 20 cigares.