After the añejamiento process, cigars will be sorted by wrapper color and shade: this process is called color selecting. This packaging step is also another quality control process where damaged or imperfect cigars will be quarantined; so that every box of cigars has consistent and perfect wrappers. Color selecting is a tedious and challenging skill which contributes immensely to the visual appeal of every open cigar box.
In the U.S. market, the two most general classifications for wrappers are Natural and Maduro. Natural wrappers can range in color from Claro to Colorado Rosado, while maduro wrappers come in a variety of darker shades.