Dating back to the 19th century, a pilón is a stack of tobacco leaves meticulously arranged in small confi gurations.
This process of natural fermentation maximizes the fl avor and color of the leaves to deliver a taste and appearance unattainable through other methods. The practice of pilón fermentation was abandoned nearly a half century ago in favor of less time-consuming methods. Still, CAO chose to use this method because it really delivers when it comes to fl avor.
It also reduces the ammonia and sugar content of the wrapper leaf, to improve burning and combustibility. They have experimented with pilón fermentation for several years. This fermentation technique does such incredible things to the tobacco, but only when they were sure it was the right time to create a line around this classic technique, nicaragua online dating decision was made to bring this new brand serie of CAO to the market.
The blending team applied pilón fermentation exclusively to the silky Habano seed Ecuadoran wrapper and built the blend with spicy Nicaraguan filler and binder leaves from the distinctive growing regions of Estelí and Ometepe.
The result is a collection of well-balanced cigars that bear a deep, rich color and an incredible depth of fl avor, featuring notes of wood, spice and a touch of sweetness.