An unoaked wine is a wine that was not fermented in an oak barrel (usually a stainless steel vessel instead). One of the main reasons winemakers are now producing wine without the oak flavor is consumer demand for a lighter, fruitier white wine without all of the overwhelming flavors created by oak barrels. The grapes used for white wines are especially delicate with very complex aromatics that are often lost when the wine is stored in oak barrels. Unoaked wine is said to emphasize the natural flavors of the grapes, along with elements of the soil in which they grew.