Welcome to Clever Polly’s, our OMAKASE restaurant and natural wine shop in West Melbourne. Clever Polly’s opened in 2014 with the intention of bringing something that we felt was missing in our local area- a small, casual, yet intimate place, where we could share new discoveries with our guests; a place of learning through the pleasure of eating and drinking. We have worked hard to build a sense of community around food and wine, whilst supporting small, artisanal farmers and producers, who work in tandem with the land to nurture it. All that we offer is thoughtfully selected and prepared; only food and wine that we love and are proud to share.
This wine is crazy. Absolutely nuts. And we love it all the more for it.
When winemaker Brad Wehr noticed that the Brown Muscat fruit in the vineyard near where his grapes were being picked were being left behind, he couldn’t help but wonder what kind of wine they would make… So he satisfied his curiosity by making a wine from them!
And boy, what a wine it is! Fermented on skins in amphora, this little guy pours a pinkish-red hue, with a nose of lychee, rose petals and red fruits. The tannins are grip and slide along the palate, which has a little sweetness upfront and a sour, tangy finish- reminiscent of salted plum. Will reward the brave of heart…