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Chateau Picard: The backstory behind this legendary Star Trek Wine

May 06, 2023 3 min read

Chateau Picard: The backstory behind this legendary Star Trek Wine

The true back story of Chateau Picard wine is that for several generations in Bordeaux France, the original Chateau Picard winery has been producing world-class highly regarded and sought after Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux.

Working together with the wine makers at Chateau Picard’s multi-generational vineyard in Bordeaux, France, Star Trek Wines crafted this limited-edition release featuring Jean-Luc Picard’s family label. The wine plays a significant part of the story in the CBS ALL-Access series Star Trek: Picard.

 

Chateau Picard wine as seen in Hit CBS Series Star Trek: Picard

“They say a vintner’s history is in every glass. The soil he came from, his past, hopes for the future. So, to the future…”

– Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Starfleet Admiral, retired)

The actual Chateau Picard is a real family owned vineyard located in Bordeaux in the region of Saint-Estephe. The 2017 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux is from an estate in the heart of the world-renowned Saint-Estèphe region in France. Wines from the Saint-Estèphe region tend to be bold, rich wines that age extremely well. The Star Trek Wines version of Chateau Picard is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot blend that is subtly smoky and spicy with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style. The wine spends 14 months in oak, 70% seasoned and 30% new.

Cru Bourgeois Logo & QR Code:
The actual Chateau Picard vineyard use this seal as assurance that the wines have gone through a stringent quality assurance regimen and have been authenticated. Along with the logo, you’ll also find a QR code that when scanned on your smart phone will take you to a website with further information on the wine.

 

Back Label for Chateau Picard (including Cru Bourgeois Logo & QR Code)

“We started a dialogue with Chateau Picard to see if they were willing to make such a wine. After several months, it was finally agreed they would be willing to do it using Chateau Picard as the name from the original vineyards while paying homage to Jean-Luc Picard and keeping within the tradition of Star Trek. ” 

 – Wines That Rock

 

 

 

 

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STAR TREK: PICARD
Chateau Picard
Cru Bordeaux


Single Bottle. Chateau Picard Cru Bordeaux, bottled at Chateau Picard in France.

Interstellar Price:
$120/ Two bottle pack

  • Vintage: 2017
  • Appellation: Saint – Estèphe, France
  • Varietal: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot blend
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Bottle Size: 750ml

Tasting Note:
Toasty American Oak integrates with blueberries, dark plum and blackberries. Bold, sweet tannins hold up a velvety mouthfeel, leading to a juicy finish with dark cherries, violets and baking spice.

Winemaker’s Note:
The true back story of Chateau Picard wine is that for several generations in Bordeaux France, the original Chateau Picard winery has been producing world-class highly regarded and sought after Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux. Working with Chateau Picard’s winemakers in France, Star Trek Wines crafted this limited-edition release featuring the Jean-Luc Picard family label shown in the new series Star Trek: Picard with the wine from the multi-generational vineyard in Bordeaux.

The 2017 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux is from an estate in the heart of the world-renowned Saint-Estèphe region in France. It is an 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot blend that is subtly smoky and spicy with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style. The wine spends 14 months in oak, 70% seasoned and 30% new.


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