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Throughout February, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant has showcased the wines of Italy. The Italian adventure finishes on Wednesday, February 24. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 1.


Photo courtesy of Allegrini winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre IGT. The winemaker offers the following notes, “The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino DOC. The winemaker describes the wine, “Intense ruby red in color with violet reflections. Fresh bouquet with typical varietal characteristics of violet, cherry and plum. Full and elegant in taste, with a surprisingly long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG. The wine is described, “Almost impenetrable dark red color, sustained and round with complex notes of licorice and ripe black cherry, both powerful and classy. Full, ripe, spicy black-skinned fruit on the palate, smooth tannins expose great elegance.”

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

2011 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre IGT
70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese
Paired with: Portabella Mushroom & Pork Risotto

2013 Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino DOC
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Focaccia with Pesto, Chicken, Tomatoes, Onions, Herbs & Mozzarella

2010 Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Paired with: Steak Kabobs, New Potatoes, Balsamic Rosemary Glaze

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!