“Creating a local wine”
Interviewed at harvest time, Pascal Paulze emphasised the desire to reveal “a wine of place”, to refine the Barbossi wines by leaving room for the full expression of its very special terroir: “The Barbossi wine must reflect the place where it was born. We want it to express all the typicity of its terroir, with its graphite accents and the finesse and chiselled profile that the Rhyolite rock can bring”.
The estate’s volcanic signature takes shape year after year, finding its balance between the Mediterranean Sea and the Massif de l’Esterel, and blossoming through ecological viticulture, closely monitored thanks to the investment of its craftsmen and the analytical control of its grapes, soil and groundwater.
The Domaine de Barbossi’s eco-friendly approach is also expressed in the choice of packaging: containers, labels, production, local service providers… Here, the carbon footprint is kept as low as possible!
“An expression of the surrounding volcanism”
Rhyolite, the red volcanic rock so typical of the Esterel region, comes from clay soils. The surrounding vegetation, with its cork oaks and garrigue, benefits from the proximity of the sea, as does the influence of the Riou river which flows through the Domaine de Barbossi. These privileged conditions provide a balance of heat and water.
The 4-hectare vineyard offers a variety of wines made from Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle, Clairette, Chardonnay and Muscat grapes. A diversity of grape varieties for single-varietal or blended wines.
With the greatest respect for the terroir, the wines are made according to the rules of organic vinification.
They are matured in truncated wooden vats, concrete eggs or stainless steel tanks, always in search of subtlety and finesse. The wines then blossom in bottle, with an ageing potential of 5 to 10 years depending on the vintage.
“A tasting cellar in town”
Since its opening on 17 December 2021, La Cave de L’Oasis has offered a highly selective range of around 250 of the 1,200 wines from the historic Oasis, as well as a range of spirits.
The aim is to “appreciate mouth and nose, feel the work of the vine, smell the art of cultivation, the richness of the soil and the sensitivity of their authors”.
Pascal Paulze, sommelier at L’Oasis and Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2015, will guide you through the emotions that wine can bring to your palate.
Just a stone’s throw from the port of La Napoule, La Cave de L’Oasis offers a highly selective range of around 250 of the 1,200 wines from the historic Oasis, as well as a range of spirits.
By opening a cellar in the town centre, the Mandolian vineyard is opening the doors of its expertise to epicureans and lovers of confidential labels.
The Cave de L’Oasis is an intimate and friendly place where you can taste Barbossi wines from Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.