I really enjoy Malbec ...tonight I had some Maipe Malbec with some ravioli.
Health wise...resveratrol is one of the "wonder" ingredients found in red wine and Malbec, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cynthiana etc. are high in it.
There are many factors....regions...cooler, damper is better. Australian wines are generally lower in resveratrol compared to other regions.
NY wines in particular get high marks: http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pubs/w...nd/wine97.html
Muscadine grape...native to Florida...highest average in the world..but it is rare. An exception to the cool, damp environs.
"Pinot Noir from its native Burgundy, France, as well as from Oregon, Washington State or New Zealand generally contains more resveratrol than the equivalent wine from a hotter, dryer area such as California or Australia."