Especially in Italy but sometimes also in Germany and Austria common name for heavy and mostly sweet wines. It also appears in many wine brochures, but is not a standardized and universally valid definition. Meditation wines are usually not consumed as a food companion, but with the necessary leisure "to enjoy alone". The well-known Italian wine writer Luigi Veronelli
(1926-2004) describes her as "special complex "not ordinary wines, which are suitable to be enjoyed on a long winter evening sip by the fire and bring with every sip again a bit of surprise, comforting warmth and happiness
". Typical meditation wines are sweet wine types like Liquoroso
or Vin Santo
, But also dry wines of the type Amarone
, as Barolo
and Brunello di Montalcino
are often referred to as such. The term is not uncontroversial, as it contradicts the actual meaning of meditation.