Between Two Worlds
Posted 23 June 2003 - 02:20 PM
Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:25 AM
Roughly speaking there is a certain price level below which you can be pretty sure that oak barrels haven't been used - but you can't be sure that the winemaker hasn't been dabbling with oak chips or inner staves - both of which imbue an oaky flavour without the cost of barrel maintenance.
Most completely unoaked wines are relatively inexpensive. You could also try less expensive Spanish reds from a reliable importer.
As for fruity, unoaked whites - what could be more delicious than a R**sling?