Tabac De La Semois Cigars6 Total
While process does play a factor in a tobacco's flavor — such as Latakia's smoked process and Perique's fermentation — where it's grown is also significant. Consider, for example, the grassy sweetness of American Virginias versus the earthy tang of Turkish Orientals despite similar curing processes. Semois is one such tobacco defined by its terroir. A rarer varietal than the likes of Burley, Virginia, and others, Semois is grown exclusively in the Belgian valley for which it's named, and unlike other tobacco growing regions, the Semois Valley is a narrow floodplain shrouded by mist and flanked by shady riverbanks. Its tobacco tradition dates back to the 1850s when Joseph Pierret first planted tobacco in the valley even though the Semois was considered unsuitable for such cultivation; however, the land produced a unique varietal that by the 1890s was celebrated across Europe.
Today, that tobacco tradition is continued by Vincent Manil and his wife Gaëtane, producing pipe tobacco and cigars alike — all completely composed of Semois tobacco. New to the site today are Tabac de la Semois cigars in a variety of sizes, offering the rustic, earthy flavor profile distinct to Semois tobacco. Experience this unique varietal for yourself and enjoy the quality of Manil and Semois.