The tobaccos used for the exclusive "Zino Platinum" blend come from the Dominican Republic and Peru. The rich earth of the Dominican Republic and its optimum climate ensure the growth of outstanding, robust Ligero tobaccos. Some 25% of the blend – also a Ligero – is harvested in Peru and adds an exquisite aroma to this avant-garde, sophisticated product. The blend is then rolled by hand by the "Masters of Ceremonies", the torcedores, to become a trendy Zino Platinum cigar. The binder is a "Connecticut Seed" from Connecticut, specially fermented and matured for four years. The wrapper, a "Connecticut Seed grown in Ecuador", is also specially fermented and stored for two years.