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Throughout February, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant showcases the wines of Italy. The Italian adventure begins Wednesday, February 10. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 16.

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Photo courtesy of Sassoregale

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Enzo Boglietti Barbara D’Alba DOC. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “Intense and complex bouquet. Floral, fruity with lightly perceivable oak. Full bodied, ripe and savory with vibrant acidity. It is true to its promise with good longevity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Sassoregale Sangiovese from the Tuscan Maremma. The winemaker says of the wine: “Its color is a bright ruby red. On the nose, it is clean and precise, with hints of morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, which expresses both great intensity and elegance.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 L’Arco Rosso del Veronese from Veneto. The wine is described: ” This medium bodied red is laced with dark cherries, tobacco and a hint of lavender supported by gripping tannins and a lengthy finish.”

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

2012 Enzo Boglietti Barbara D’Alba DOC
Paired with: Braised lamb shank & butternut squash risotto

2012 Sassoraglae Sangiovese
Paired with: Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with mango glaze

2010 L’Arco Rosso del Veronese
Paired with: Meat lasagna with Andouille sausage

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!