Coeur Clémentine is the vinous project of two childhood friends, Steve Veytia and Pierre Arosteguy. Pierre is the 5th generation owner of one of the oldest épiceries in France, and joined a mutual passion for the Côtes de Provence with California native Steve, by starting Coeur Clémentine back in 2005.
The fruit for Coeur Clémentine's dry rosé is sourced from several family growers in what’s called ‘The Golden Triangle’, an area of the Côtes de Provence that is said to have the best vineyards in the region. It’s taken 10 years to build relationships with families growing the Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tibouren, Carignan and Syrah grapes, which make up the blend for this rosé wine. Grapes are harvested in the early hours of the morning when the temperature is at its coolest, allowing the grapes to retain their freshness while reaching the winery.
Clementine also makes an elegant, bone dry, sparkling rosé, 100% from Provence, named ‘La Pétillante’. Made using a natural secondary fermentation method, the body of the wine is pure and delicate, with light and fine bubbles. Coeur Clémentine is one of just a handful of producers making quality sparkling Provence rosé from Grenache.