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Beresford Classic Shiraz Wins at Prestigious International Wine Challenge

Beresford Classic Shiraz Wins at Prestigious International Wine Challenge

The acclaimed Beresford Classic Shiraz 2021 from Beresford Wines has secured a 95-point Gold award at the prestigious International Wine Challenge 2024. Besting submissions from over 90 countries worldwide, the medal highlights the legacy and craftsmanship synonymous with Beresford Wines.

“This is a huge accolade for our vineyard; the coveted Gold Medal signifies wines that have achieved extraordinary quality,” says Chris Dix, Head Winemaker at Beresford Wines. “Not only does it put South Australian (and Australian) wines on the world map, but reinforces our commitment  to producing wines that truly capture the essence of McLaren Vale.”

Expertly crafted and balanced, the 2021 Classic Shiraz from Beresford is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Notes of spicy cloves, vanilla, and red plum are complemented by a complex dark fruits of mulberry and blackberry. With a rich, full-bodied palate and subtle use of oak, this wine offers great depth, length and structure.

The grapes for the Beresford Classic Shiraz are meticulously selected based on colour and flavour development. They are gently crushed and fermented for 7-10 days at approximately 20 degrees Celsius. Small open-top fermenters are utilised with hand pumping over and rack and return techniques to ensure optimal extraction of tannins and colour.

Following fermentation, the wine is softly pressed into French and American oak barrels for natural malolactic fermentation. The Beresford Classic Shiraz is vegan-friendly, with no animal products used in the fining or filtration processes.

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: the nose is perfumed and lifted, with prominent notes of blueberry and plum, followed by whispers of potpourri. Surprisingly youthful and fresh, even after four years of ageing, it showcases a vibrant character that defies time.

Palate: the medium body delivers tangy acidity and fine-grained, firm tannins, imparting a lively energy that coats the mouth. With flavours of fresh red cherry, plum, sultanas, layers of mint, eucalyptus, dry herbs, and the intriguing spice of Chinese five spices; the result is a multi-dimensional tasting experience.

Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage: 2021
Alcohol: 13.8%
RRP: $30.00

The Beresford Classic Shiraz 2021 is available online at, and through major national and independent retailers. 

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