We spent a delightful weekend at Hotel Terravina in the New Forest. This place is a wine lovers paradise. It is the baby of Gerard Bassett (cofounder of Hotel du Vin). There are some 430 wines on the wine list. Gerard is an MW and hosts tastings. His selection is a revelation. Head sommelier Laurent happily stopped during a busy evening to show me the beautiful red-bricked wine cellar. There are two – one under the hotel and a stunning open plan cellar off the restaurant.
Alpha Domus has a rich aroma of berry fruit with hints of spice and oak, rather elegant with a firm finish. Available at approximately £13 a bottle at everywine.co.uk.
Not a blockbuster but happily recommend it.