Today, Omar de Frias, owner of Fratello Cigars, announced Navetta Inverso, which translates to “inverted shuttle” in Italian. It will make its debut at this years IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The idea behind the blend is that is uses the same tobacco as the regular Navetta line, but in reverse order. So the tobacco previously used for the wrapper and binder are now the filler, and the filler are now the binder and wrapper.
“It does not cease to amaze me how one leaf of tobacco can change a blend entirely. In our case we changed it all.” Said de Frias. “Reality is when you use well fermented and aged tobaccos, the likelihood that the cigar will be great is high” said de Frias.
Navetta Inverso uses a Nicaraguan habano wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and Dominican and Nicaragua fillers. The cigar will be released in three sizes: Corona Gorda (5 7/8 x 46) $9.50, Robusto (5 ½ x 54) $11.25, Toro Grande (6 ¼ x 54) $12.50. Like other Fratello lines, it is being rolled at Joya de Nicaragua. It will be available in September.