TORONTO — Sass Jordan, Canada’s Queen of Rock, has added winemaker to her already impressive list of accomplishments. After venturing the vine with long-time friend and Vineland Estates VP, Brian Schmidt, Jordan has launched a red and a white wine in partnership with the brand.
Jordan’s wine line features Kick Ass Sass Red 2016 ($20) — a velvety Cabernet Franc brimming with hints of cherry, black currant, herbs, bramble and spice — and Kick Ass Sass White 2017 ($20) — an unoaked Chardonnay and Riesling blend, boasting notes of apple, citrus, peach, lime and honey.
While production of the red wine went smoothly, Jordan admits the white wine blend took some time to put together.
“There are two grapes I cannot stand — Chardonnay and Riesling,” Jordan admits. “[But this is] like the taste of the sun. It has this juicy [and] fruity flavour to it…But the thing that’s astounding to me is I can taste Niagara, the Earth, the vines and the sun. It’s cerebral.”
The award-winning recording artist — who has worked with famous bands such as Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC — will have her wine available and on display at Vineland Estates.