SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 17. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 23.
First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Catena Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker describes the wine and vineyards, “A blend of three vineyards. The vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times. Agrelo (3,117 ft elevation): citrus and peach fruit flavors. Villa Bastías (3,675 ft elevation): Stone fruit aromas and a rich texture. Gualtallary (4,757 ft elevation): lively floral notes, strong mineral character and cool climate bright acidity.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Finca Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker offers the following tasting note, “Petit Verdot forms part of our icon blend and each year we select a few exceptional parcels to make a ‘mini edición’. The 2011 vintage is particularly rich in wild blueberry flavors and the jasmine aromas which are consistent in this wine.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine, “A rich and fragrant wine with a deep purple hue. It envelops the senses with an exquisite bouquet of sweet and spicy plum, blossoms in the glass to reveal notes of tea leaves and cassis, lingers on the palate with a moderate tannin pull, and finishes with understated-yet-resonant oak.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each South American wine.
2013 Catena Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared prawns, black bean salsa, coconut vinaigrette
2011 Finca Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot
Paired with: Marinated steak kabob with harissa
2011 Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec
Paired with: Barbecued chicken thighs, sweet potato and red onion
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!