La Mama' Italians call Amarone: the mother of all wines. The secret of Amarone lies in the special preparation. After harvesting, the grapes are dried for at least two months, but often much longer. The thickened, sugar-rich juice makes a dry, full-bodied wine with velvety aromas of candied cherry and chocolate. This is a relaxing wine to enjoy quietly, for example with spicy cheeses. Also good with game.