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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, March 12. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 18.

Tenuta vineyardsTenuta Guado al Tasso vineyards
Photo credit: Kevin Cruff / cruffphoto.com

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Coppo Costebianche Langhe Chardonnay from Piedmont. Says Wine Enthusiast of the Chardonnay, “This elegant Chardonnay delivers dusty notes of crushed mineral, white peach, almond skin and honey. In the mouth, the wine is fine and silky.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Rodano Chianti Classico from Tuscany. The wine is described as, “A traditional Chianti Classico with earthy, red cherries and hints of tobacco. Medium-bodied with ample fruit on the palate and excellent structure.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Tenuta Guado al Tasso “Il Bruciato” from Bolgheri. The winemaker describes the wine, “A nose of great intensity features red berry fruit and notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is rich, ample on the attack and mid-palate and long and persistent on the finish and aftertaste.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Italian wine.

2010 Coppo Costebianche Langhe Chardonnay
Paired with: Grilled Berkshire pork loin with risotto Milanese

2008 Rodano Chianti Classico from Tuscany
Paired with: Homemade papperdelle with Shiitake, oyster, and portabella mushroom ragout, topped with Pecorino

2011 Tenuta Guado al Tasso “Il Bruciato”
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with roasted garlic potatoes

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!