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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, March 19. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 25.

Marchesi di Gresy vineyards

Marchesi di Gresy vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Langhe DOC Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Italy . The winemaker describes the bouquet as, “ intense and persistent, fruity, reminiscent of raspberries, plum, sour black cherry, cherry jam.” The taste is described as, “balanced, harmonious, pleasantly tannic with persistent aftertaste.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Allegrini La Grola from Veneto, Italy. Says the winemaker of the wine, “Opaque ruby red in color with arresting aromas of wild berries juniper tobacco and coffee. On the palate the wine is rich, elegant and full-bodied.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana from Tuscany. Says the winemaker, “Named for the ancient statue, half man and half goat, that stands as Arcanum’s protector, il fauno embodies the diversity and complexity of our Tuscan estate, where the ancient and the modern converge to produce stunning wines with a clearly defined sense of place.”

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

2012 Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Egg fettucine with duck, robiola rocchetta and truffle oil

2009 Allegrini La Grola
80% Corvina, 20% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled flat iron steak with smoked onion potatoes and red wine jus

2009 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana
Bordeaux blend
Paired with: Roasted pork risotto with mushrooms, shallots, and gouda

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!