I’ve been meaning to try this for a while now and at last, I’ve finally got round to opening a bottle and to be honest my first thoughts were ‘ blimey, I’ve missed out on something rather good’. Paso primero literally translates to ‘first step’ and if that bird on the label is still on the bottom, then I can’t wait until it hops up a few more rungs.
A family-run company based in the Somontano region of the foothills of the Pyrenees of northern Spain. Winemakers Thomas and Emma Holt originally from Shrewsbury in the county of Shropshire England started their company in 2015 and haven’t looked back since.
Now I’ve only tasted this Tinto so far, but they have an extensive portfolio, that I hopefully will get around to tasting sometime soon, although I have got their Blanco waiting in the wings.
Paso – Primero Tinto 2020
So first up then is their entry-level red wine, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and I think some Garnacha and Syrah, made in a very appealing style. Young and very fruit-forward, this was bursting with mouth-watering juicy dark cherry, blackcurrants and brambly fruits with a touch of spice a hint of cedar and a perception of sweetness. There were some tannins but very much taking a back seat and a whopping 15% abv that didn’t feel like it (not at the time, anyway) but it does catch up with you, lol! I don’t particularly like the term ‘easy drinking’ but that does kind of sum this wine up beautifully.
So well done Tom and Emma, it’s a wine that I will be drinking again.