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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 11. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 17.

De Martino vineyardsDe Martino Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 De Martino Reserva Legado Chardonnay from Limari Valley, Chile. The winemaker says of the Chardonnay, “A ripe bouquet consisting of citrus aromas accented by nutty nuances and subtle, well-integrated notes of oak. Ripe, yet crisp, citrus fruit flavors envelop the palate. The superb acidity lingers just a bit on the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Casa Lapostelle ‘Canto de Apalta’ from Rapel Valley, Chile. The winemaker says, “[The wine is a] brilliant red purple inked color. [On the nose it has] spices, ripe red and black fruit with light tobacco and chocolate hints. [On the palate the wine is] juicy and round, with a velvety texture, red fruit and spicy flavors aftertaste.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Sierra Batuca ‘Lone Rider’ from Maule Valley, Chile. Of the red blend, the winemaker says, “This wine presents rich dark fruit flavors of prunes, blackberry and blueberries that go on developing in the mouth from red fruit to dark fruit to notes of chocolate and spice, finally finishing with lingering notes of graphite and spices.”

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

2011 De Martino Reserva Legado Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Pan seared trout with chipotle rice

2010 Casa Lapostelle ‘Canto de Apalta’
Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah
Paired with: Bacon blue cheese bison sliders with fried shallots

2010 Sierra Batuca ‘Lone Rider’
Cabernet, Syrah, Carmenere
Paired with: Grilled pizza with dry-aged chorizo

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!