No need to overlook the Côte Chalonnaise, especially when it's being represented by winemaker Jean-Marc Joblot and his tiny cult winery, Domaine Joblot. Operating out of an old house, Domaine Joblot has gained a loyal and enthusiastic following willing to compare his wines to the Grand Crus of Chambolle-Musigny. Joblot's production is very limited as he is extremely selective in his 14 hectares of vineyards (10 are Premier Cru), opting to pick grapes for acidity rather than sugar. Joblot's rich, layered, oaky Pinot Noirs from Givry offer an almost exotic expression of fruit that's rare for this region just south of the Côte d'Or. The rich and earthy Chardonnays are also worth considering.