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.