Ecuadorian Ligero Shade Wrapper
Our Ecuadorian Ligero Shade Wrapper is thicker, and more full-bodied than it’s Seco and Viso counterparts. These Ecuadorian Shade Wrappers are known for their beauty and revered by the cigar manufacturing industry.
These leaves are much larger than they look in the picture. These leaves arrive tied in traditional hands and tend to fan out to create the illusion of smaller bundles. Keep in mind that shade-grown tobacco is usually much more fragile than sun-grown wrappers, (Maudros and Oscuros) and often require a bit of finesse to use properly. Do not be discouraged, as this leaf can and should be processed like all other tobacco leaf wrappers. This leaf was grown in Ecuador from the Habano 2000 seed.
One of the most interesting tidbits about this leaf is that it is said to be “cloud grew”, instead of in actual shade tents (like they do here in Connecticut). From what we understand, the region they are grown has almost constant cloud coverage (being in the mountainous foothills of Ecuador), which diffuses the light as a traditional cheesecloth shade tent would!