A wine barrel is a rounded wood container used to store, age, flavor, and sometimes ferment fine table wines. Size, age, type of wood, level of toast, and duration of maturation all can affect the degree to which barrels impact a wine's style. Although other woods can be fashioned into wine barrels, oak is used almost exclusively because of the complex flavors and aromas—oak, butter, vanilla, dill, toastiness, etc.—that it imparts into a wine (particularly newer barrels, or "new oak"). The standard barrel holds roughly 60 gallons of wine and costs as much as $600 each for a quality French barrel (whereas American barrels cost about half as much). All manner of barrels are used in winemaking, including the French barrique (bah-REEK), the traditional barrel for making Bordeaux wines; the Burgundy piéce (pea-ESS); the English hogshead; the Australian puncheon; and the Italian botti. See also barrel-aged and barrel-fermented.