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Throughout the month of September, SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Italy. The Italian tour continues on flight night Wednesday, September 9. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 15.

Photo courtesy of Allegrini

Photo courtesy of Allegrini

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Allegrini Poggio al Tesoro Vermentino. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “a white wine that captivates with its intense hints of flowers and unexpected yellow fruit. The palate has a medium body.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Alanera Rosso Veronese IGT. The winemaker describes the wine, “Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice and hits of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness and supports a long and harmonious finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 il fauno di Arcanum Toscana. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, ” Vibrant fruit aromas of pomegranate, cranberry and tart red cherry on the nose. Hints of green olive, cedar, pencil shavings and sandalwood envelop aromas of lavender, anise, ground clove and kirsch extract. All of these flavors come together on the very firm palate with a satisfying araro-like bitterness.”

2013 Allegrini Poggio al Tesoro Vermentino
100% Vermentino
Paired with: Roasted chicken thighs, shaved fennel, poached artichokes & thyme

2012 Alanera Rosso Veronese IGT
55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Poached sea bass with grilled eggplant ratatouille

2010 il fauno di Arcanum Toscana
56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Crisp arrancini with braised pork, Tuscan kale and golden raisins

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!