Caves de Pyrène's 'bargains'


It's difficult to think of any tasting in which my appreciation of the wines shown seesawed quite so violently. But then that is the story of UK importer Caves de Pyrène, which has built up a reputation for specialising in the offbeat, especially natural, organic and biodynamic wines. The 76 wines described below were shown in London recently under the heading 'bang for buck wines'.

They sell mainly to restaurants so their tasting last month was so thronged by somms that it was difficult to make headway. That's why the 76 tasting notes below veer madly from white to red...