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EAT-Box Franciacorta, Guided Wine Tasting and Live Virtual Tour

EAT-Box Franciacorta, Guided Wine Tasting and Live Virtual Tour

SKU: 364215375135191

Sparkling Franciacorta is Italy’s palate-pleasing answer to Champagne. 

Produced using the méthode champenoise, it is an elegant wine that is a celebration unto itself, an indispensable part of Italy’s most festive moments.


Born in the rolling vineyards of Brescia province (Lombardy), Franciacorta is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Blanc grapes that flourish in the mineral-rich soils left behind by the passage of glaciers. The area has an ideal climate for viniculture, stabilized by nearby Lake Iseo and the sheltering protection of the Alps. So good is Brescia’s terroir that wine has been made here since the 11th century – indeed the name Franciacorta references the area’s medieval winemaking Benedictine monks (Frankish court). Little more than 50 years ago, winemakers began experimenting with sparkling wines, and lo and behold, a DOC was granted, soon to be upgraded to Italy’s highest wine classification, a DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin). Compared to Champagne’s 350 year history, Franciacorta is a baby, but what a precious bundle – a meticulously produced, very limited production wine with only 10% exported!


Through EATales, get to know Franciacorta from grape to glass in a livestream with Gualberto Ricci Curbastro owner of the family-owned and visually stunning Azienda Agricola Gualberto Ricci Curbastro.

He’ll take you on a friendly tour of his estate’s organic vineyards, production facilities and deep cellars, explaining the “metodo classico” and how his enhanced practices (complementary plantings, gentle grape handling, soil protection, no chemicals, etc.) have earned his winery a top sustainability certification. He’ll describe Franciacorta’s double fermentation process, first in steel vats or oak barrels and then in the bottle, and explain how long cellaring (from 18 up to 60 months) brings his vintage and non-vintage wines to bold perfection. He also makes vineyard-designated DOC Curtefranca, still wines that receive rave reviews in Europe.


Gualberto as your proud host, you’ll taste the acidity, depth, nuance and personalities of three different Ricci Curbastro wines, feeling as if you were actually there, looking beyond your glass out to the vineyards and, off in the distance, to the snow-capped Alps.


  • Inclusions

    • A live-streamed 60-minute tour of the Azienda Agricola Ricci Curbastro in Capriolo, (Brescia) Lombardy, about an hour from Milan, with winery owner Gualberto Ricci Curbastro as your expert guide for the tour and tasting,  
    • Your EAT-box shipped to your home containing a selection of three Franciacorta wines in .75 liter bottles. Or go big with a 6-pack – 2 bottles of each wine.
      Franciacorta Extra Brut Vintage – 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, aged 4 years
      Franciacorta Satèn Brut Vintage – 100% Chardonnay fermented in oak, aged 4 years
      Curtefranca Rosso Vigna Santella del Gröm 2014 – a single-vineyard red wine blend
    • Also in the EAT-Box, a wine stopper gadget
    • A detailed letter to prepare you for your guided tour and tasting.
    • A 10 % discount certificate on future off-the-beaten-track tours in Italy with EATales partner, Storywalking
  • Gift

    An exceptional experience for wine and food lovers, a unique gift for the hard-to-buy-for!

    Write your message and click on Purchase. The EAT-box will be delivered directly to the recipient. For other arrangements, including delivering the EAT-Box yourself, please contact us.

  • Delivery Information

    Check out Delivery Information here

    If you ship to the USA, please follow special delivery instructions for shipments to the United States.

    Please note: shipping costs for the EAT-box are not included in the fee.

  • Live Virtual Tour Information

    Once you have ordered your EATales tour and received your EAT-Box, please contact us to schedule your Live Tour. Tours are available on Monday through Sunday year round. Certain blackout dates apply. 

    There is a maximum of 15 participants per live streamed tour, but it could be just your group. If you wish to guarantee a private tour, please email us at

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