Monday, February 11, 2008

Oaked or Unoaked Whites

How do you tell the difference between an oaked white wine and an unoaked white wine by sight? Have you ever ordered a white wine and there was no description. Upon tasting, you realize something is missing. Well here is the difference between oaked and unoaked whites.

An oaked white wine will have a straw yellow, yellow gold or deep yellow color.

An unoaked white will have the absence of color. It will look clear, or pale yellow or have a hint of yellow in the color.

Taste – oaked will have some oak flavor and/or butter on the finish. Depending on the oak will depend on the buttery finish. An unoaked white will have a crisper finish.


 

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