SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will finish a tour of Italian wines and flavors on flight night, Wednesday, June 29.
First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Pra Soave Classico from Veneto. The Wine Advocate awarded the 2009 Pra Soave Classico 90 points. The review notes that the wine "opens with gorgeous aromatics that lead to crisp, beautifully articulated fruit. The persistence, balance and clean, minerally finish add up to an absolutely delicious bottle of Soave. Needless to say, it is highly recommended."
Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva from the Chianti Rufina DOCG. The wine was named one of the top 100 wines of 2010 by Wine Spectator magazine. On the nose, the Chianti Rufina Riserva offers solid fruit notes of wild blackberry, blueberry, rasberry and dark cherry, as well as spices such as sage, rosemary, vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate, the wine is spicy and harmonious.
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2005 Cascina Chicco Nebbiolo Langhe from Piedmont. Nebbiolo is considered one of the great wine varities and is prized by collectors. The 2005 Cascina Chicco Nebbiolo is round and fruity on the palate, with cherry, plum, and earth flavors.
SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Italian wine. The following pairings will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, July 6.
2009 Pra Soave, Veneto, Italy
Paired with: Lemon sole picatta over julienne of vegetables
2007 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva, Chianti Rufina DOCG
90% Sangiovese and complementary grapes (Malvasia nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet)
Paired with: Chicken saltimbocca with parslied new potatoes
2005 Cascina Chicco Nebbiolo Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Paired with: Potato gnocchi gorganzola with pancetta and mushrooms
Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!