Japanese wines are quite unusual for the European consumer. They are made using local Koshu grapes as well as European Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Muscat Bailey A varieties. These grapes make original wines with a delicate bouquet that unfolds gradually, starting with bright fruit tones and evolving into a delicate floral sweetness. There is also a wide range of fruity drinks made of peaches and plums. Some producers place several fruits at the bottom of the bottle to enhance the flavor and aroma. In addition to the fruity notes, Japanese wines have tinges of almonds and honey.