SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, September 17. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 23.
First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Muga Blanco Rioja. This white blend – 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia – is described by the winemaker: “Complex and toasted aromas with fresh, vibrant fruits give way to zesty lime, spicy and vanillin toasted oak flavors, fresh acidity, and a refreshing spicy finish.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja Alavesa. This wine, 100% Tempranillo, was described by International Wine Cellar: “Assertive red fruit and floral scents are brightened by a minerally nuance. Spicy, penetrating and gently sweet, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a touch of rose. The long finish features gentle tannic grip and very good spicy lift, leaving a cherry pit note behind.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Avante Ribera del Duero. This wine, 100% Tinto Fino, was reviewed described by The Wine Advocate: “It offers plenty of charcoal, graphite, black currant, licorice and forest floor notes in a rich, full-throttle format.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Spanish wine.
2013 Muga Blanco Rioja
90% Viura; 10% Malvasia
Paired with: Spanish chorizo pizza topped with manchego, onions & peppers
2010 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja Alavesa
Paired with: Roast pork with grilled vegetable pisto
2010 Avante Ribera del Duero.
100% Tinto Fino
Paired with: Bacon wrapped scallops with white truffle honey & red chili flakes
Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!