unoaked

adjective \ ˌən-ōkt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

First Known Use of unoaked

1982


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