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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, June 15.


First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Tormaresca Chardonnay from Puglia. The Chardonnay offers notes of peach and citrus fruit. On the palate the wine is soft, with good acidity and a persistent finish.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 La Vite Lucente from Tuscany. The Lucente is a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet. In his review, Robert Parker said of the Lucente, "a dark, sensual beauty graced with layers of expressive, perfumed fruit. Soft and generous on the palate, the wine offers notable length and an elegant finish framed by ripe, silky tannins."

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2004 Podere San Giovanni Vino Nobile from Montepulciano. The wine is a blend of mostly Prugnolo Gentile with some Cannaiolo and Mammolo. It can only be produced in the "town of Montepulciano" and must be wood-aged for 18 months. The Vino Nobile offers flavors of black cherries, licorice, and smoke, and is well-balanced.

SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Italian wine. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, June 22.

2010 Tormaresca Chardonnay, Puglia, Italy
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Fresh mozzarella stuffed with prosciutto, roasted peppers and fresh basil

2007 La Vite Lucente, Tuscany, Italy
50% Merlot, 35% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet
Paired with: Grilled miniature pizza bolgnese

2004 Podere San Giovanni Vino Nobile, Montepulciano, Italy
90% Prugnono Gentile, 5% Cannaiolo, 5% Mammolo
Paired with: Aranici stuffed with fontina and pancetta and served with a lemon aioli

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!