Sitting in one of the alcoves of the wine cellar at Athelhampton, I came across 12 bottles of fabulous Carmin Dry, a sparkling red wine from one of the wineries we buy from in France. Located in the town of Saumur in the Loire, Langlois Chateau is one of the finest wineries in the area, who when I visited them a few years ago on a hot day in August, offered this wine for tasting. It is made from
100% Cabernet Franc grapes, and has red fruit flavours on the nose and in the mouth. It was great slightly chilled in August, but for a winter wedding it would make a stunning wine to toast with.. the last bottles in stock are £18 each. We stock a further 6 wines from Langlois, including the amazing Rosé d'Anjou.