unoaked

adjective
un·​oaked | \ ˌən-ōkt How to pronounce unoaked (audio) \

Definition of unoaked

of wine
: not aged in oak barrels an unoaked chardonnay As early as the 1980s, New Zealand winemakers experimented with aging Sauvignon Blanc in oak barrels, some of which were highly awarded. But the commercial success and lower costs associated with unoaked wines led most wineries to adopt that style.— Joe Czerwinski

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Unoaked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unoaked. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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