Cigar News: ACE Primes’s Luciano Meirelles Partners with European Wine Producer Mas Igneus

A Match Made In Heaven

Ace Prime co-founder Luciano Meirelles announces a new partnership with Mas Igneus, one of the finest wine producers in Spain’s unique Priorat region. The fruit of this unique collaboration will be the new The Dreamer wine, expected to be released along with three new vitola sizes for the cigar in the first quarter of 2022.

Luciano Meirelles and Jerome Valcke

Having once been a limited-edition cigar, the possibility of pairing The Dreamer with a wine has opened this highly rated smoke to new possibilities. Naturally, the rich and aromatic grapes of Priorat were a perfect match. This new initiative between Ace Prime and Mas Igneus is the result of years of friendship between Meirelles and Jerome Valcke and WSET Ornella Valcke, who found a mutual passion for developing extraordinary flavors and new harmonious experiences. Joining the master blender skills of Meirelles with the wine expertise of Ornella Valcke, comes a new wine harmonious to The Dreamer.

Jerome Valcke commented:

“We found there are so many parallels between the intricacies of cigar and wine production, it’s about time we work together to create an unexpected, new, and delightful synergy of flavors.”

Priorat is one of only two wine regions in Spain to qualify as DOCa, the highest qualification level for a wine region according to Spanish wine regulations. The region is famous for producing powerful wines and having vineyards older than a hundred years. Mas Igneus was recently praised in Forbes Magazine for its new and old wines, as well as its promising future.

Luciano Meirelles, President and Co-Founder, ACE Prime Cigars | Partner of Mas Igneus (Wines) explained:

“Winemakers have been on an eternal search for the elusive ultra-pairing – where two separate elements create a new experience, transcending their individual flavors. If you love The Dreamer Cigar, you will be delighted by this phenomenal Mas Igneus wine. Working with Jérôme and Ornella was simply fantastic.”

Ornella Valcke, Owner,Mas Igneus (Wines) added:

“This is truly special – a perfect artisan experience that brings the dream to life. It was a unique and pleasant journey. Our exclusive wine and The Dreamer cigar were made for each other. Prepare for a new dimension of flavors.”

Three New “The Dreamer” Vitolas

Along with the Luciano The Dreamer Wine comes three new cigar vitolas (late February). Adding to the 92 rated Cigar
and 94 rated Stogie Press Lancero, comes:

  • Hermoso No. 4 (5 x 48)
  • Toro de Lux (6 7/8 x 50)
  • Belicoso (5 1/2 x 52 – Figurado)

Ace Prime and Mas Igneus will also continue with collaborations with new releases of wines and cigars in 2022.

About ACE Prime and Más Igneus

The ACE PRIME family of cigars includes Luciano (The Traveler, The Dreamer and Fiat Lux), Pichardo Cigars (Pichardo
MADURO, Pichardo CLASICO, Pichardo CLASICO Natural, Reserva Familiar Connecticut , Reserva Familiar Habano, Reserva Familiar San Andres) M.X.S. (Adrian Gonzalez, Tiago Splitter) and The Sergeant.

About Más Igneus: The beautiful Mas Igneus winery is in the heart of the Priorat in Gratallops. The entire vineyard specializes in Red Grenache and Carignan. The winery also produces other varieties of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and White Grenache.