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Throughout February, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines of Italy. The Italian adventure begins Wednesday, February 3. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 9.

Italy
First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso. The winemaker offers the following notes, “Ruby red color, with aromas of ripe fruits and sweet spices. Flavors are fresh, finely balanced and rich, very elegant.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Villadoria Langhe Rosso DOC ‘Bricco Magno.’ The winemaker says of the wine, “Ruby red with garnet hints. Dry rose, vanilla and cocoa scents on the nose. Warm, robust, velvety, soft and persistent on the palate with spice notes. A harinonious, enveloping, long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva. The winemaker describes the wine, “There is an explosion of high tone raspberries, intense violets and an earthy licorice spice. The pallet is full with supple flavors of ripe plums, black cherry liquor, vanilla, chocolates with a long orange peel finish. This is a powerful wine from a hot year but it miraculously retains the great acid and structure that has made Sangiovese famous.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
95% Nerello mascalese, 5% Nerello cappuccio
Paired with: Grilled beef tenderloin medallion, roasted garlic herbed fingerling potatoes

2010 Villadoria Langhe Rosso DOC ‘Bricco Magno’
100% Nebbiola
Paired with: Wild mushroom ravioli, grilled chicken Alfredo, truffle oil

2011 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet
Paired with: Arancini with saffron and pancetta

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!