Manifatture Sigaro Toscano (MST) is bringing a new Toscano to IPCPR 2019: Toscano Stilnovo. This cigar uses the Caribbean technique of a Stilnovo wrapper and binder. The Toscano Stilnovo is a limited edition.
The name Stilnovo comes from the way it is rolled. “Stilnovo” is the name of a poetic movement in the fourteenth century. It was a new style of writing started by Dante Alighieri. Both Dante and the Toscano cigars are from the city of Florence.
The blend uses long-filler from Italian Kentucky seed grown in the Val di Chiana (Tuscany) area, with the stems removed by hand and aged for four years. For the first time, Toscano Stilnovo uses an extra Italian Kentucky binder. The wrapper is American Kentucky. All tobacco in the blend is fire-cured then fermented for four weeks, then aged for 4 years.
Like the original Tosacano line, the cigar is meant to be smoked whole, or cut in half and smoke separately. When cut in half and smoked from the middle out, it is said to be a more immediate strength. The cigar is rolled in Lucca – Italy and aged for another 12 months after rolling. The cigar measure 6″ x 40.