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Italy’s wines are taking the forefront of February at SOHO! And what a love affair it is….three beautiful red wines and some savory, delicious tapas paired perfectly with them on cold rainy days in Atlanta. These wines are some of our favorites, and we are so happy to share them with our guests, so come see us!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, February 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 26th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Zaccagnini Montepulciano d Abruzzo ‘14 from Abruzzo, Italy .  The winemaker offers,

“Intense ruby red with purplish reflections; intense nose, characteristic of the primary aromas of the grape variety; a fruity element, robust and full-bodied, well-balanced with its tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Varvaglione Vigne & Vini Primitivo 2013 from Primitivo di Manduria, Puglia. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Primitivo grapes are harvested from old free standing vineyards. Its colour is deep red with very nice violet hints. Its bouquet is really intense and reminiscent of fruit jam, blackcurrants, cherries, mulberries, cocoa and liquorice. With its round, smooth taste with fruity notes and an aromatic aftertaste, Papale is ideal with all dishes, in particular braised and red stewed meat.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2016 from Montespertoli, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“The color is a very deep, intense rubyred color. The bouquet is intriguing and
varied, combining blackcurrant and cherry aromas with spicy flavors of black pepper and vanilla. In the mouth it is fullbodied and enveloping, with elegant toasted notes that create an intense and harmonious finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Zaccagnini Montepulciano d Abruzzo ‘14 
Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Paired with: Proscuitto Arancini, Raspberry-Basil Marmelleta

Varvaglione Vigne & Vini Primitivo 2013
100% Primitivo
Paired with: Finocchiona & Arugula Flatbread, Blackberry Jam, Pickled Shallot

Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2016 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc and Sangiovese
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Sundried Tomato Risotto Cake, Pink Peppercorn-Cherry Reduction

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!