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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 30. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 6.

Photo courtesy of Allegrini winery

Photo courtesy of Allegrini winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Piazzo Barbaresco. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes. “Bouquet: An aristocratic nose of red fruit jam, withered violets and geraniums with hints of cinnamon and green pepper. Taste: A warm, dry and full-bodied palate packed with structure; a long aromatic finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Allegrini La Grola IGT. The wine is described, “A full-bodied, intense and elegant wine. Deep ruby in color, it has a wide and embracing bouquet with scents of wild berries and juniper, tobacco and coffee essence.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Le Macchole Bolgheri Rosso DOC. The winemaker notes, “Brilliant ruby in color, this wine exhibits aromas of red fruits, blueberries, blackberries, spices and light, well-integrated vanilla notes. Medium-bodied, it possesses sweet, ripe tannins, and a balanced, refreshing acidity.”

2011 Piazzo Barbaresco
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Chicken marsala en croute, wild mushrooms, garlic, thyme, grated parmesan

2011 Allegrini La Grola IGT
80% Corvina, 10% Oseleta, 10% Syrah
Paired with: Braised beef pappardelle, portabella mushrooms, figs, kale, stewed tomatoes olives

2012 Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso DOC
50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Syrah
Paired with: Rabbit Florentine, spinach, white wine cream, grilled zucchini, toasted chestnuts

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!