A ‘MEMO’rable Wine

His Royal Highness Prince Harry had difficulty staying on his polo pony while playing in the sixth Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Club in 2015. During the event on the polo fields of Val de Vie – the largest one-day charity polo event in the world – the monarch was thrown off twice in one match. To commemorate this feisty pony, called Memo, Val de Vie has created a limited-edition, hand bottled wine.

Memo is a crisp and fresh Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend. The 3-liter ‘Memo’rable wine is the perfect addition to a family feast or a special celebration with friends. The double magnum size bottle holds 16 glasses of wine and has been made to share and enjoy with loved ones.




Serve with chicken, duck, fish, soft cheeses or dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. This modern and versatile wine has aromas of vibrant raspberry and frangipani, perfectly balanced by notes of apple and citrus.

Memo is sold exclusively on Val de Vie Estate at the L’Huguenot Venue & Vinoteque at R395 per bottle. To place your order contact Barbara Hugo on barbara@lhuguenot.com



It was the chukka that became a chucker as polo pony Memo twice unseated HRH Prince Harry in the heat of the match. This delicious, limited edition Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend has a balanced finish – unlike our Royal guest – but is released in homage to a spirited pony and a Prince who’s a jolly good sport.



70% Chardonnay

30% Pinot Noir


A modern interpretation of Burgundy’s best with a subtle pinkish hue



The grapes were sourced from cooler areas, ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with the majority sourced from Durbanville. Grapes were hand-picked and bunch sorted, harvested separately at optimal ripeness between 19 – 21 degrees Celsius for the Chardonnay and slightly riper Pino Noir at 22.5 degrees Celsius. Each variety was fermented separately at between 11 and 14 degrees Celsius. After fermentation the wine was racked and left on the fine lees to ensure a rounder and more complex mouthfeel.


Prominent aromas of red fruit, raspberry and frangipani balanced by soft yellow fruit such as apple and warm citrus.



Fruity and fresh with well defined notes of citrus – lemon and lime followed again with light red fruit on the aftertaste.


Alcohol = 12.5% Vol

Total acid = 6,09 g/l

Ph = 3.44

Residual sugar = 1,9 g/l


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