Champion the small grower with this terrifically fresh and grassy white. It's from Marlborough, which enjoys a worldwide reputation for herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. Duck 'n' Pheasant is from a cellar that works with individual growers who lack the facilities to produce their own wine, but don't want to see their precious harvest become an anonymous component of a big brand. The grapes were sourced from high vineyards which, thanks to their free draining, gravelly soils (and the odd duck or pheasant), give excellent flavour intensity. Winemaker Nicky Parish has captured all that quality in bottle and sealed it in under screwcap for guaranteed freshness. A crisp glass on its own, the wine makes a tasty partner to salmon, chicken or Thai curry.