Handmade in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador or USA/Connecticut, Cameroon
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
"Arturo Fuente learned the art of Growing and processing tobacco
and the making of premium, handmade cigars in Cuba at the end of the 19th
century, producing his own line in 1923. Today, his son Carlos and
grandson, Carlos, Jr., oversee the more than 500 rollers who manufacture more
than 24 million cigars every year. Their line offers a
medium-to-full-bodied taste, with the celebrated Hemingway series a little
mellower, thanks to an additional 140 days of aging. Many of the
natural-wrapped cigars (including the Hemingway series) feature Cameroon leaves,
with Connecticut leaf used for maduros."
The Cuban Belicoso, Chateau Fuente, Chateau Fuente Royal Salute
and Double Chateau Fuente use either Ecuadorian sun-grown, Connecticut-seed or
Connecticut wrappers. In the sun-grown Ecuadorian version, these four
shapes make up a subset of the line: the Fuente Sun Grown series.
The Fuente Seleccion d'Oro features a Connecticut Shade wrapper in place of the
usual Cameroon leaves.
Occasionally made in the Hemingway Series: Short Story
(4x48), Best Seller (5x55) and Untold Story (71/2x53 with a maduro wrapper).
Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Cigars